Miss McDonald's Class

June 4th - 7th

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Summer Engagement

Here are a few things to keep your kiddos engaged this summer!


Become Miss McDonald's new pen pal! Please email me if your child is interested and I will send you my address!

-Use the B.F. library& media website-
research topics that interest your child. There are great child friendly nonfiction resources!
Ben Franklin Elementary Library Media Center

-Use the Menomonee Falls Library-

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the Menomonee Falls Public Library! Sign up starts June 9th. Look for info to come at http://home.mf.lib.wi.us/youth.htm

-Visit the PBS website-

Visit http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/read/ for summer reading ideas, information and games


Free Math Apps

click on this link to scroll down to find additional resources: https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/families/bridges2

Other Helpful Apps

Magnetic ABC – use magnetic letters for spelling practice

Phonics Vowels – add letters to make words that match pictures; focuses on spelling patterns, phonetic “chunks”

Sight Words – flash card concept; touch the screen (on the sight word shown) and the word is read aloud; can adjust settings so that sound is off and student reads by him/herself; or adjust so that computer only reads aloud and flips through like reading flash cards aloud; can add or take away words from lists; can add photos with words; can switch from “learn” to “game” under “Play Mode” setting (student picks the correct word being read aloud to play the game)

Spellosaur – enter in spelling lists or sight words; students listen to and select, then practice various ways to write the words on the list (listen and choose, complete missing letters, unscramble letters, spell word); must complete each word correctly to progress to next level

Cimo Spell Sight – penguin /iceberg; move the iceberg with letters on it to correctly spell sight words; gets increasingly more difficult as you go; penguin falls in water when incorrect

Storia – purchase e-books from Scholastic (app is free, but books must be purchased)

s that interest us and kicking off independent reading time with a book that makes us feel good as a reader. Don’t forget to check out the Summer Reading Program at the

Upcoming events:

June 21st- RS/BF Summer Reading Night

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Riverside - Room 214

Join us at Riverside for our Summer Reading Night. Trade in your summer reading books for new titles at your just right reading level. Incoming 3rd graders - this is your chance to come and see your new school. Playground will be open.

Summer Lunch for Kids

Did you know that the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) offers FREE summer lunch programs for school aged kids? Want to learn more? Click HERE for their informational flyer!

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