Thursday, September 24, 2015

Making S'mores

While working on our Fall writing prompt, it was discovered that one student had never had a s'more. A few days later this group wrote directions and made their own s'mores and then shared a few with staff members! YUM!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Welcome Back!!

Welcome back to a new school year! I am so excited to be working with such a great group of kiddos and families. We have a great year planned and so many fun and exciting learning activities that I am looking forward to doing with the students.

If you ever have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me by phone or email.

Sarah Carpenter

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Writing my numbers

Today is the first time this student wrote her numbers 1-10, with only a little support! So proud!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Superhero Students

Students have been imagining they are superheroes and telling the story of how they got their powers. Then what they did with them. Today we are working on editing and final drafts.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

eLearning Day

Today is an eLearning day. Here are the Resource Room assignments:

Letter worksheet or counting worksheet

1st & 2nd Grade
Record video of yourself reading your word list.
How to do this is on the back of this sheet
Email to Miss C. when finished!

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade
Read Plants of the Rainforest
(hard copy or on Showbie)
5th grade: this has been emailed to you
Complete pages 29 (Apply Vocabulary) and 30 (Main Idea and Details)

6th Grade
Choosing an app of your choice, create 2 examples of similes & metaphors; 4 total.
Remember that simile uses like or as, and metaphor compares 2 things that are not alike.
Should contain a picture illustrating your similes & metaphors.
Turn in on Google Classroom (either today or when we return if you do not have internet)

Please contact Miss C if you have any questions or need any help! Have a great day!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Why is My Child Having Difficulty Counting?

Great information on why children have trouble with counting! Article by Sheldon Horowitz

Ways you can support your child who has difficulty with counting:

  • playing games to practice skill(s)
  • build up to the goal by breaking it into smaller parts
  • practice, practice, practice
  • use computers and other technology
    • One app that I have found that helps students practice counting to 20 is TallyTots
  • prompting your child frequently
    • Have the see how high they can count while they brush their teeth
    • Have them count with you
    • Give them tangible (touchable) cues; pointing at teach object as they count

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Do we have enough change to purchase an item?

4th grade students worked together to determine the amount of money they had. They then used that amount to determine whether they were able to purchase particular items at given prices. Students filled in a chart to mark whether they could purchase each item. This is a typical question students must solve, not only on tests, but also in real life. Are they able to purchase the item they want at the store? Do they have enough money? One of the areas that was explained that you may have money left over! You can still buy the item.

At home application: You can give your child an amount of money to go "shopping" with, starting by looking through ads. What can they buy with the amount of money they are shopping with? Give them a task: making spaghetti for dinner, what do you need to purchase to have all the ingredients? How much money do you need to buy those ingredients? What change would you get from a 'round' dollar amount (i.e. $20)?
(Note: For many of our students, do not ask them to figure tax into the amounts. This is a higher level thinking and may confuse may children.)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

eLearning Day February 2nd

Monday, February 2nd is an eLearning for RC students. Attached is what each grade level is asked to do for Miss Carpenter's Resource Room. Please look at Day 1 only; if February 3rd is an eLearning day, then complete activities for day 2.
If you have questions, please email Miss Carpenter at and I will help anyway I can.

eLearning for February 2nd

Sunday, February 1, 2015

New Seating!

Some new seats arrived for our classroom on Friday! Students were excited to try them out upon arrival and sent Mrs. Green thank you emails for allowing us to have them in our room.

They are called Hokki stools and are used for active and healthy sitting by children and adults.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

eLearning Day

Today is an eLearning day. Thank you to the students who have already turned in assignments. If you have misplaced your sheet, here it is.

eLearning To Do List January 29

How to record a video of yourself on your iPad

Friday, January 16, 2015

Getting our math on!

Dividing a challenging problem all by myself!

4th graders work on division

Drawing triangles

Proud of being able to draw a triangle independently!

Monday, January 5, 2015