The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping  the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read more books this summer.  The Summer Challenge motivates kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they earn cool rewards and Read for the World Record.  Click the image below to sign up!



Looking for ways to keep your child learning this summer?  Research shows students who don’t read and learn over the summer actually lose some of the knowledge gained in the previous year.  To maintain or build new skills, try some of the links  below.  Also check out the “Internet Resources” tab on this site as well as Bethel School District Educational Links.

Tons of Word Games    and    Animal Slang Game

In class this week, we are learning about figurative language.  These concepts are often difficult for 5th graders to master.

I’ve added several links to figurative language games, flashcards, and quizzes to provide students extra practice at home.  Several mini-laptops are also available during recess for students who don’t have internet access at home.

The new figurative language page can be accessed by selecting the “Website” tab  above and then hovering over “Reading” or you can use this shortcut:  Figurative Language Links

Please encourage your child to practice figurative language to help prepare them for the state reading test they’ll be taking this year.

The letter below will be coming home in the Tuesday folders this week.  It will contain your child’s username and password to enable you to access their on-line math assessments. 

The first math quiz, taken last week, is available on-line now. 

If your child has access to the Internet, I can make available some on-line interactive tools through Pearson Success Net.  These tools will allow your child the opportunity to be more prepared for math quizzes or tests. 

Please let me know if you are interested in trying these online tools at home by contacting at me at or 541-461-6421.

We are very excited to announce the addition of Pearson SuccessNet to our educational curriculum here at MALABON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Pearson SuccessNet offers you the opportunity to look inside your child’s day-to-day learning.

How to get started? It’s as easy as 123!
Success at school can be a shared learning experience!
As a partner helping your child make the most of learning, Pearson SuccessNet offers the right tools for you and your child. It all begins with a simple login at the web site.

How to access the Web site:

  1. Access your Internet browser — Internet Explorer v6.0 (PC) or Safari v2.0 (MacOSX) and
    high-speed connection recommended.
  2. Enter the URL (site address) —
  3. Then, use the following information to get started in Mrs. Haley’s 2011-12 Math Group classroom:

    Your child’s user name:
    Your child’s password:
    Note: User name and password are case sensitive

  4. Congratulations! You should see your home page.

You will be amazed at how motivated and excited your child will be to share in the interactive learning experiences while studying at home. Watch as your child “teaches” you how to access the resources we utilize in the classroom.

Sincerely yours,

Theresa Haley