Did you LAUGH at my title? As teachers, we all know that there is NO such thing as extra time. Especially in the Spring in Texas, wink wink…
I think there are spurts of time, maybe just not for us or for every single student. There’s always one or two kids who get done first or maybe aren’t on the same page with you in class anyway that could use a bit of direction.
I got this site in my email today (gotta love the listservs!) about ABCya! Their blurb:
ABCya! is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activitiesfor elementary students to learn on the web. All children’s educational computer games and activities were created or approved by certified teachers. ABCya! educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn. ABCya! games and activities incorporate content areas such as math andreading while introducing basic computer skills. Many of the kindergarten andfirst grade games are equipped with sound to enhance understanding.
I checked out the fourth grade options and there looked to be some good centered based activities. Keep in mind that even an extra 5 minutes in the
computer lab, in the back of the room, or on the presentation computer would be SO beneficial. Students who are struggling could use a different
approach or another visual to help solidify what they are seeing. Take advange of this free site, ABCya!
C-ing ya later,