Archive for November, 2011

Line Up inAlphabetical Order

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Miss Pat asked the class to form a line in the front of the classroom. Well, that seemed easy enough until she added,”Class, I want you to line up in alphabetical order.”

line up“Huh,” said Willie. “That’s hard,” said Maria.

The other “Can Dos” just mumbled each other’s names. 

They tried to figure out what letter each of their names began with so they would now how to line up

Maybe you can help them line up. Here are their names. List their names in alphabetical order and that is how they need to line up.






Arthur Jay

























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The Animal Word Jumble

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

It was the first day back to school after the the Thanksgiving holiday and the “Can Dos” were having a hard time settling down and doing their work.

Miss Pat decided to make a game out of the spelling lesson and handed out a word jumble for the class to play.

Why not play along and see how you do? Just print out this post and use a pencil to circle the words you see that match the words in the word list.

animal word jumble

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The Thanksgiving Quiz

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Miss Pat could see that the “Can Dos” were getting restless the closer it got to the Thanksgiving Day and a four-day weekend.

She decided to give the class a matching game Thanksgiving Quiz to see what they knew about Thanksgiving Day. She also thought it was a good way to help them build vocabulary while learning how to spell things related to Thanksgiving.

“Class,” said Miss Pat, “Go to your computers and go to the club house. Choose games and then choose Thanksgiving. Follow the directions and let’s see how well you do in matching the names of things to the pictures of things we are used to seeing for Thanksgiving. Be sure to check yourself out when you finish to see how many words and pictures you matched correctly.”

Boys and Girls, why don’t you play the Thanksgiving matching game along with the “Can Dos”. Just follow Miss Pat’s directions and see how much you know about Thanksgiving.


Happy Thanksgiving from “Can Do” Street!

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Animals Have Homes

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

animals have homesMiss Pat asked,”Do you know that animals have homes”?

Some of the “Can Dos” looked confused, then Hector raised his hand and said,” Yeah, cats and dogs and fish and gerbils and hamsters make their homes with us, because they are our pets.” He looked so proud of himself and the class all nodded their heads in approval.

Miss Pat smiled and said, “Well, you are right, Hector, but I was speaking of animals that are not pets. I am referring to animals that live outdoors or in the water.”

Orrie raised his hand and When Miss Pat called on him, he said,” Cows live on a farm.” Miss Pat nodded, “That’s right, Orrie, they live on a farm but what do they live in on the farm? Where to they stay when it is raining or cold or when it is night time and time for sleep.”?

Willie raised his hand and said, ” They live in a barn on the farm.”

“Excellent,” said Miss Pat,”There are so many animals and they all have homes. So let’s go to our computers and play two new games I made for you. They are both about animals and where they live.”

Once the “Can Dos” were at their computers, Miss Pat gave them them directions for finding and playing the two new matching games. She reminded them that these games would help with vocabulary building and spelling as well as helping them learn where the animals live.

Why don’t you play along boys and girls at home? Just follow these directions from Miss Pat.

  • Go to the “Can Do” club house
  • Choose games
  • Play the games called Animal Homes  and Animals in Water

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School Manners

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Even in school we need to practice good manners. For example, the other day Wendy did  not practice good manners and her classmates, especially Nellie, got really mad at her. Here’s what happened.

It was time to go outside in the school yard for recess. Miss Pat told the class that when everyone had lined up single file, with no talking, she would lead them outside for free play in the school yard.

Miss Pat said, “Remember your manners, class, and we will all get out into the yard quickly and have the most time we can have during recess.”

manners The “Can Dos” lined up, just as Miss Pat asked them to do, when all of a sudden Wendy jumped out of line and cut in front of Nellie, who was at the head of the line.

Nellie  said,”Hey, Get back in your spot! You were behind me line. I was hear first! You’re not supposed to cut in line.”

Wendy answered,  “So what. We’re all going to get there at the same time anyway. Who cares if I cut in line?”

Hector yelled, “Go back. No cutting in line”!

Nellie said,”I care and the  rest of the class cares too. You cut in front of all of us. That’s not fair and it’s selfish.”

Wendy answered, “Is not selfish.”

Nellie said, –”Is too”!

“That’s enough class,” said Miss Pat. “Wendy get back where you were in line. Line cutting is not good manners and it causes problems.

I think you owe your classmates and apology. Your classmates lost recess time as a  result of your cutting in line and the fuss it caused.”

Wendy looked embarrassed. She said, “I’m sorry everyone. I didn’t mean to cause a problem. I just thought it would be fun to be at the front of the line. I promise from now on to practice  good school manners”

Miss Pat nodded and led the class out to play.



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