International Dot Day is coming soon!

Have you heard? It’s time to make your mark! Using Peter Reynold’s book The Dot, you can kick off your own celebration of creativity. See how here:

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Thoughts About Summer!

SummerReading (1)

We teachers are busy gathering resources for students to use over the summer. Reading lists, informative websites, learning apps-I have compiled and gathered and shared. I hope my 3rd through 5th graders work hard on their keyboarding skills on rainy days. I hope they get to the library and read a great book every week. That can be done regardless of weather, right? Possibilities include on a hammock, under a tree, on a park bench!

summerreadingWe are lucky that we live by the ocean. I hope that you get to ride the waves and pick up shells. Maybe you will be lucky enough to get to a Red Sox game! Just don’t forget that reading every day is so important. If you have a little sister or brother, offer to read to them, too!

If I don’t see you at the public library, I will see you in August ready to hear about the good books you’ve read!

Don’t forget sunscreen! 🙂


Reading and Learning Resources

Keyboarding Resources

Math Resources


Please save Kerpoof!

@kerpoof @disney I promised my students that I would write to you and express all our concerns about Disney discontinuing its support for the website. We want to know why you bothered to buy this site to just stop supporting it? We LOVE this site. Kids from kindergarten through grade 5 love creating movies, earning coins to purchase fancier tools; they love making awesome cards and pictures. We love that it’s free but with a pay component if you really can’t live without some of the extras. But mostly we love that what we create at home or at school can be saved and then worked on later on, because it’s web-based. Every one of my students have accounts. We saw that @disney wants to concentrate on mobile apps so that’s why @kerpoof is being tossed aside. Not all students have iPads and tablets, you know. Not all students have computers at their homes. Some kids only get to use technology when they are at school. Taking this away means there’s one less awesome tool for creativity that teachers have in their toolbox. Please reconsider this choice. I know that we always use as our litmus test- “What is best for the kids?” I can tell you what is best-please continue to support this fabulous website for the kids. Thank you. #savekerpoof #kidslovekerpoof