Category Archives: reading

May the 4th Be With You!


  1. Star Wars Poems
  2. Hennepin County Library Events: Origami
  6. How to Draw R2D2
  7. Make Yoda


Smithsonian Magazine: These Are the “Star Wars” Exhibitions You Are Looking For | Travel | Smithsonian




Spelling Lists

You may use Spelling City to practice and learn spelling word.

Please choose from one of the following activities (They will help you learn the most):

  1. Audio Word Match
  2. Missing Letter
  3. Test N Teach

1st Lesson Group:

1.Homophones / Sound Alikes


3. Sight Words: 

2nd Lesson Group:

  1. Compound Words

2. Comp0und #2

3. Sight Words: grade 3


1.List #9 Prefixes, Sarah Hathaway


3. Latin roots

March 11: Happy Birthday, Ezra Jack Keats!



For teachers:


Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Theodore Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss was born March 2nd, 1904

3-2-04! How old would he be today?

Did you know that he used only 236 different words to write The Cat in the Hat? Could you write a story using those words?

Good Luck!



Learn more about him here:


Reader’s Theater Scripts:

Red Fish, Blue Fish @The Best Class

30 – 30 – 30 Spring Reading Challenge!

Would you like a free book?

30 – 30 – 30 Reading Challenge! Free Books for every child that reads for 30 minutes in school, 30 minutes at home, for 30 days! Our goal is for each child in Eagle’s Nest to read for at least 2,000 minutes between now and our Baker field trip which is about 30 days away. SEE PROBLEM OF THE WEEK, below

Any child who reads for at least 2,000 minutes or reaches her or his personal goal, may choose 1 free book or comic book on or after Wednesday, May 6th.

(Our Baker field trip is on Thursday and Friday so the reward may actually wait until the following Monday.)

P.O.W. : Problem of the Week : Reading Challenge!

This week’s problem is: Counting Time!

Every child in Eagle’s Nest should answer 1 or more parts. Please show your work in the space provided, on the back, or on a separate sheet of paper. Eagle’s Nest Reading Log: THIRTY DAYS OF READING CHALLENGE!

Wednesday, April 8th – Wednesday, May 6th

  1. Our goal is for each child in Eagle’s Nest to read for at least 2,000 minutes between now and our Baker field trip which is about 30 days away. If you read for 30 minutes every day at school and 30 minutes every day at home, how many minutes will you have read in 30 days?
  2. How long do you need to read each day to reach 2000 minutes in 30 days?
  3. Could you set a larger goal? What if you wanted to reach 5,000 minutes in 30 days? How long would you need to read each day? Could you read for longer on Saturdays and Sundays? Show your plan for reading for _____ minutes in 30 days:
  4. If each child in Eagle’s Nest reads for 2,000 minutes in 30 days, how many minutes is that in ALL?
  5. Make up your own word problem for the class involving counting minutes or hours!