Monthly Archives: June 2011

Holmes Is Where the Heart Is

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Our beloved principal, Mr. Holmes, retires this month.  We will miss you, Mr. Holmes.  Thank you for the lessons you have taught, the kindness you have extended, and the growth you have inspired. ~ Pomona Elementary School

(Click on comments to read the sentiments of Pomona’s students.)

Resources for Skylark

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This week, we are reading Skylark in our Houghton Mifflin reading anthology.  Here are some resources to increase your comprehension and enjoyment of this reading selection.

Click on “Meet the Author” to learn about the author.  Click on Meet the Illustrator to learn about the illustrator.

Click on Prairie Days to take a web field trip and learn more about the American prairie, its settlers, and the challenges they faced.

Click on Flashcards to study our vocabulary words.  Click on Concentration to play a concentration game with our vocabulary words.  Click on Matching Game to play a matching game with our vocabulary words.

Click on e-Word Game to practice the vocabulary words.

Resources for “Wildfires”

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This week, we are reading Wildfires in our Houghton Mifflin reading anthology.  Here are some resources to increase your comprehension and enjoyment of this reading selection.

Click on “Meet the Author” to learn about the author.  Click on Seymour Simon to go directly to the author’s cool website.

Click on Crossword Puzzle to download and print a crossword puzzle.

Click on Flashcards to study our vocabulary words and play games.

Click on e-Word Game to practice the vocabulary words.

Click on Wildfires Interactive to learn about wildfires with this National Geographic interactive.

Click on Wildfires: Prescribed Burns to learn  about why and how prescribed burns can help the environment.

Click on Smokey Bear to learn about how to prevent forest fires.

Click on Wildfire Facts for an explanation of wildfires.

Click on Wildfires Spelling for the list of spelling words from our reading.