Websites for President Pyramid
SS Vocab Quizlet: www.quizlet.com – login as fourthgradesomething and password is steveshark
Mrs. Davis ordered some of these flashcards, and they were pretty good!
The garbage man, my denstist or the quarter back for the Houston Texans all get my blood boiling. They are important people in my life. The person that changes my life everyday and touches my heart is my mom. She loves me unconditionally and will always be at my side.
Mom! The word is so simple but means so much! She is my backbone. When I’m scared, she will always help me. If I’m lost, Mom helps me find the way. But the reason my mom is most important to me is because she helps me with my homework. Math can be one of my most challenging subjects. Every day I love to come home, wolf down a snack, and dig into my studies. When I pull out my math book, I know in just seconds I will find my mom snuggling up close to help me find the answers. She doesn’t tell me the answers she walks me through it. We start with number each time and eventually will end up at 50. She will questions me, “Jaylynn do you think you did your best?” Math is easier with my mom by myside.Two digit multiplication was my biggest fear. The test was coming up and I felt sick to my stomach. WE spent hours studying books, quizzes, homeworks, interest sites just to help me be prepared. Days later, I got my test back and aced it. So my mom is important for many reason but the most important reason is she helps me with my Math homework.
(LEAD) A special place can be your backyard where all your dreams come true. It may be Space Center of Houston where you met your first astronaut. A special place to me is somewhere I will never forget and can always enjoy. Some may choose McDonalds or grandma’s house, my special place is the park down the road. There is a quiet little track surrounding the grass with beautiful trees scattered about. When I am at the park, I feel anything is possible.
Jobs are what make us money. It is how we pay for our homes, put food on the table, or buy those fun video games we all love. When I think about jobs that are important I think about authors, teachers, garbage men, but when I think about what I want to be when I grow up I think about a librarian.
STAAR Online Practice sites:
Prepdog: A site created by teachers. It has practice questions for all STAAR subjects. The formatting is different from STAAR, but (for reading and writing at least) it has good questions.
pearsonlongman.com: It has two pretty good reading practice passages.
Reading Sage: This is actually a site for the California State test, but it has some good questions. Not all of the writing ones are over what the Texas writing test covers, so stick to the ones on conventions.
I have been using Motivation Reading and Writing for extra practice with kids from time to time. The kids all have the math one, but they don’t have the other two. If you are looking for some extra practice, I would recommend them! There is not a lot out there for resources, because the STAAR is so new. We will be practicing A LOT in class, and we are getting together some extra packets for the kids.
Motivation and stamina are the things we need to work on the most. We are trying to get the kids invested and care about their success. The students need a lot of improvement in working hard on something for several hours. These things will come with time, practice, and encouragement.