Student Resources

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

Hey 5th graders,

Discover the value of Oregon’s Forests, the types of human behaviors that threaten them and how you can help prevent those wildfires.   After completing ALL the activities you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion, KOG Ranger t-shirt, and patch.    Click on the following link to get started: KOG Ranger Program.

In addition, to helping keep Oregon green, you can receive extra credit in Science by showing your Certificate of Completion to your teacher.

 

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.

Dear Parents,

This year, we will be using SpellingCity.com in our classroom. SpellingCity is a website that helps students learn their weekly spelling and vocabulary words while having fun at the same time.

As a teacher, I will put up my weekly spelling lists on VocabularySpellingCity and your children can review the words, and play spelling and vocabulary games with their words to reinforce the learning process.

Here’s how to help your child master his or her spelling and vocabulary words:
Simply go to www.spellingcity.com to see how the site works. To get started, click on “Sample Lists” and choose any list you like. Then try the Teach Me, Test Me, or Play A Game link.

You can find our class’ spelling lists by using the Find A List feature and searching for my name, Theresa Haley, or you can go directly to my SpellingCity homepage at SpellingCity.com You can bookmark this URL on your computer to make it easy for your child to access the class’ word lists!

Many kids enjoy building their spelling skills with Spelling City. Please encourage your children to spend about twenty minutes, two nights in a row before their weekly test. Let’s work together as a team to ensure that your child becomes an independent, lifelong learner.

 

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 thaley@bethel.k12.or.us 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) — http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com
  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