Archive for September, 2012

Typing Lessons

September 29, 2012

Free lessons and games

Dance Mat Typing



Animal Classification- Third Grade

September 28, 2012

Animal classification– notes on things to cover for this unit

Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Vertibrate sort

Notes on vertebrates (This is a chart to note each characteristic for vertebrate animals.)


Learning Ideas has a useful Venn Diagram

Sort stuffed animals


ScienceRoll has an x-ray of a turtle and a shell.  I searched for other x-ray pictures to show the spine or lack of spine in some of the animals that kids weren’t sure about.

Kids Corner– more classification cards

Kids Corner- on-line classification game

Cold-blooded Animals

Cold-blooded animals (Fish, amphibians, and reptiles information sheet-  print on blue paper)


Pictures of fish

I love these pictures showing warm and cold blooded using infrared technology.


Notes on warm-blooded animals (Mammals and birds information sheet- print on pink paper)


Pictures of birds

Memory game for mammals

Food Chain

Kid’s Corner Food Chain Game and other information.  The game is in the upper left-hand corner


September 27, 2012

Pronouns and antecedents:

Grammar Girl

Grammar Girl– explains if “everybody” is plural or singular (rewrite the sentence without the pronoun or use his/her)

What are prepositions?

Bright Hub

Grammar Revolution

Chomp Chomp

University of Ottawa

Prepositional Phrase

A preposition can come after the object.