Archive for February, 2012

A New Word Jumble

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Evert time the “Can Dos” have a long weekend, or a school break, the best word to describe their first day back to class…tough.

On days like this, mostly all of the boys and girls have a hard time settling in and paying attention.

Miss Pat tries to have new word exercises every day so the “Can Dos” can build their vocabulary, but after a school break, she needs to use word games to get and hold their attention.

So  here is the word game, a word jumble to be exact, that Miss Pat gave the class to do.

Why not print the word jumble and see how you do?



The Bike

Monday, February 20th, 2012

bikeYundi was riding his bike when Jay flagged him down. Jay told Yundi he needed to borrow his bike to get to the library before it closed in a half an hour.  He explained that he left his book there and he needed it to do his homework.

Yundi could see that Jay was upset, but he wasn’t so sure it was a good idea to lend him the bike. The bike was a birthday present form his grandma. His parents had been very clear about him not lending the bike to anyone.

“Please,” said Jay.”It is too far to walk. I’ll never get there before the library closes. If I don’t get that book I will be in big trouble with mom and dad and with Miss Pat.”

Yundi said,”I can get in big trouble with my parents if they find out I lent the bike to anyone. They’ll take it away from me and I won’t be able to ride it for weeks and I love this bike.”

Jay looked sad, then angry. “I thought you were my friend. Friends help each other out. Some friend you are!” Then Jay started to walk away.

“Wait, I have an idea, said Yundi,”I can help you and still not get in trouble for lending my bike.”

Jay looked confused, “How?”

Yundi smiled, “Tell me what your book looks like and where you think you left it and I’ll go get it for you. Keep your cell phone on so I can call you if there is a problem.”

Before Jay could answer, Yundi was off to the library. As it turned out, someone had found the book and turned it into the librarian at the front desk. Yundi called Jay and had him tell the librarian it was okay that he pick up the book for Jay.

When Yundi got the book back to Jay, Jay apologized for what he had said, saying,” You really are a good friend. I’m sorry I didn’t understand about your not being able to lend your bike to anyone.”

Yundi smiled, “I have to get home. See you tomorrow, Jay.”

Jay tucked his book under his arm and started to walk home. Well, he thought, I have my book and I am really lucky to have a good friend like Yundi.


A Math Quiz

Friday, February 17th, 2012

It was the day before a 3-day weekend. The “Can Dos” were having a hard time focusing on school work. Most were thinking about what they were going to do with three days off!

Miss Pat had already reviewed what President’s Day was all about. They spent time talking about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and all that they did for America.

So…now what thought Miss Pat. Then she remembered the math game she put on the computers.

“Class,” said Miss Pat, time for a math quiz.” Several of the “Can Dos” let out groans and moans.

“That’s enough,” said Miss Pat. “Go to your computers and let’s get started. Today’s math quiz is about the 2x table and adding one.”

Why don’t you play along. Just go to the “Can Do” Club House, choose games and choose times table +1.

Good luck with the math quiz!



Kathy Fell Asleep in Class…Again!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

asleepAfter recess, Miss Pat noticed that Kathy had her head on the table and was sound asleep.

Her table mates were trying not to giggle, but Kathy was snoring so loudly it was hard to hear Miss Pat.

Miss Pat went over to Kathy and gently shook her awake. Kathy woke with a start. ” I was just resting my eyes,” said Kathy. Her classmates started laughing and Arthur J said, “You were snoring, Kathy.

You were asleep and you were really snoring!”

Kathy got mad and said,”Was not asleep; was not snoring!” The her classmates yelled out, “Were too snoring!” Hector even demonstrated how she sounded. Kathy’s face got beat red and her eyes got all watery. She was so embarrassed.

Miss Pat asked,”Kathy, why so tired?” Kathy answered, “The last time I fell asleep in class it was because I didn’t eat a good breakfast. But this morning I had eggs and toast and juice and that is a good breakfast.”

Miss Pat said,”What time did you go to bed last night?” Kathy answered, “I went to bed at my usual time but I couldn’t get to sleep for a long time.”

Orrie started waving his hand madly and saying, “I know, I know.” Miss Pat called on him saying, “What do you know, Orrie?”

“I think I know why Kathy couldn’t fall asleep last night. I saw her take a can of soda up to bed with her. It was the kind of soda that has caffeine in it. it also has lots of sugar.”

Miss Pat asked, “Is that true, Kathy?” Kathy nodded. Miss Pat said, ” Sugary drinks, especially those with caffeine can make you jumpy any time. If  you drink them but before bed, well, they can keep you up for hours!”

“What else shouldn’t we have before bed,” asked Miss Pat. Bobby said,” No eating candy.” Annie said, “Don’t take sugary cereals.”

Miss Pat smiled, “Got the idea Kathy? Ask your mom what you can have as a safe and healthy snack so you can get to sleep and stay asleep.”



A Favorite Word Activity

Saturday, February 11th, 2012


Since Kathy did the best on the object matching games, Miss Pat let her choose what the next word activity would be.

Kathy chose a word jumble.

The class all applauded since word jumbles are everyone’s favorite.

Why not print out the word jumble below and see how you do?