Mrs. Perry's Weekly Internet Picks

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Website Picks: Week of November 27

Need some help with specific multiplication tables, addition or subtraction (up through 100)? Check out Math Tetris and have fun while you strengthen your mental math chops!

Ready to see how well you punctuate sentences? Try out Punctuation Paintball (fourth graders should pick out medium or advanced as a level to play at).

Ready to stretch out your figurative language skills? Try out Funbrain's Paint by Idioms!

Try combining word parts to create words - then use what you know about context clues to use them in a paragraph in the game Flip-a-Chip! Want more? See Mrs. Perry to play the in class version.

Did you ever wonder what was happening long ago in Maryland before the Europeans arrived? Most of the land around Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams were covered with woodlands like these. Did you wonder who was here and how they lived? Visit Maryland Indians: A Day in the Life of ... to find out! Don't forget to get a worksheet from your teacher to record your experiences!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Week of March 19

This week, I've found some great language and vocabulary games for you to try.

At Learning Planet's website, you can help Rusty Rat catch the falling adverbs and adjectives. Remember, adverbs describe verbs and adjectives describe nouns. You can also review common and proper nouns with Rusty Rat, or review distinguishing between nouns and verbs.

Next up is a game from Maggie's Earth Adventure called Clean Up Your Grammar! In this game, trash in the form of nouns and verbs are littering up your lovely pristine beach. Recycle the words to the correct bin to clean the beach up!

Last, but not least, is a second game from Maggie's Earth Adventure called Short Circuit! In this game, you must fix Maggie's computer by fixing computer shorts. Match prefixes or suffixes with their correct meaning to help Maggie get her computer up and running (start out on an easier level before progressing to a harder level).

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Internet Picks: Week of March 12

Today, first practice your reading comprehension by visiting The Zoo in My Back Yard! If it doesn't load correctly (it was acting up a little on my classroom computer) visit Hints About Print and click on "Go to Demo."

Once Mrs. Perry's recorded your score, you may:

Play Figurative Language Hangman!

Practice idioms by visiting Funbrain's Paint by Idioms!


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Computer Centers: Feb. 20 - Feb. 23

First, take a practice test about Social Insects. record your score on the sheet and have Mrs. Perry inital it. Then, please visit and play these two games:

Penguins on Ice: Help these penguins take their bow at the Penguin Ice Gala. When you play I want you to pick "Big Screen" and then "Make it Interesting." You will practice using adverbs and adjectives to make sentences more descriptive and interesting!

Blast the Rocket: Practice your verb tenses with this game! (spelling and language)

You may also want to quickly go to Review Tips: Main Idea to Review and Practice Main Idea!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

PowerPoint Links

As we start learning about PowerPoint, here are some linkes to get you started:

Classroom Clipart

PowerPoint Tutorial (for kids!)

PowerPoint Tutorial (Advanced)

Saving Pictures from the Internet

Friday, December 21, 2007

Internet Picks: Winter Break Fun!

Visit the North Pole and play lots of games!

Make your very own virtual Christmas card and send it to someone you care about!

Check out All Things Christmas for Kids for tons of games, activities, even printable decorations!

Are you interested in Christmas music? Check out this site!

Enjoy! Merry Christmas from Mrs. Perry!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Introducing... SCRATCH!!

Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web!

Developed by MIT, it's completely free! Check with your parents first before downloading anything at home. Have a teacher help you download it at school!

MESA students will design our banner in Scratch this year, so if you're part of MESA please download it and start exploring!

Check it out here!

To download it, click here!