Our Reading and Math curriculum use Connect Ed. On this website, students can read different stories, play spelling and grammar games, do math assignments, as well as play math games. Students should know their login for this website.
Code.org provides step-by-step coding instruction for kids. Students watch videos explaining different processes, see celebrities discuss the necessity of coding for the future, and are given different problems to solve through coding with blocks. Students will have their own login and accounts which keeps track of the lessons they have already accomplished.
Scratch is a program students can use to program and code on their own. Students will have their own accounts and be able to access them at home as well. We will be extensively using this website to make different projects throughout the year.
Math Facts Practice - XtraMath
This website will help students practice their math facts in a different way. In order to "master" the fact, the students will have to answer the problem within 3 seconds. In the beginning, it will be hard for the children because they might not be familiar with the format and also with the keyboard. Each child has their own login, so please let me know if you have misplaced the handout that was sent home.
Through the Champaign Public Library, students can access books to listen to for free. Listening to stories help to build up fluency so that students can hear what reading should sound like. Use the link below and scroll down to click on the Tumblebooks icon.
During our comic unit, the students will have the opportunity to go to the computer lab to make some comics through this website. Feel free to play with it at home as well. The students should be pretty familiar with its functions!