Thank you for signing your child up for this free website program. This program is designed to help students master their basic facts quickly. This site is used here in school and is available to be used at home if you have the internet. A note was sent home on the first day of school giving a code for parents to put into the computer. Xtra Math will give progress reports to teachers and parents, so that learning can be adjusted. Each time a student masters a level, they earn a certificate! I am looking forward to great results and lots of certificates earned for mastery of math facts!!
This program is designed to help students master missing skills in each subject area. This site is used here in school and is available to be used at home if you have the internet. A note went home the first day of school giving a school code, a username, and a password for students. MobyMax will give progress reports to me, so that learning can be adjusted. Each time a student masters a skill, they will earn MobyMax rewards. I am looking forward to great results and lots of rewards!!
We will be using this program as our journal for a while. I have designed the blog to be a safe way to share ideas with one another. KidBlog entries and responses can only be viewed by me at first, I must approve them, then I will publish them on our site. This eliminates cyber bullying and inappropriate posts. When I taught technology I used this in my lab with 4th grade all the time. It helps children compose as they type, it helps them foster a love of writing, and these skills will help them on the M Step later in the year. If your child doesn't get to finish their journal response in school, they should finish it at home (if you have internet). We will use KidBlog later in the year for other assignments. I am looking forward to increased writing skills and fun times!!
Today we began using Prodigygame.com for math practice. Your child has a username and password for my class. This game is like an adventure video game, but the students must solve problems to gain energy and weapons, and to move forward in the game. The students seem to really like this. The math concepts are aligned to our Common Core Standards.