Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Derby Festival Continues?

If you are looking for a fun Wednesday evening activity, the Great Steamboat Race is being held tonight.  It was postponed during the Derby festivities because of high water on the river.

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Information about tonight’s race can be found at:

Riding on the steamboats tonight is NOT a free activity, but you should be able to join in the fun by visiting areas around Waterfront Park.

Have fun,

Friday, June 10, 2011

Family Fun Friday–Waterfront Park

Are you enjoying the summer weather?
Don’t forget about the fun you can have a Waterfront Park this summer. 
While we didn’t get to play at the park during the school year, we did get to see the Belle of Louisville when we were on a field trip in the fall.
There are many other things to do at and around Waterfront Park, including playing at the playground, in the water area, and attending Waterfront Wednesday, one of the many FREE activities there.
Waterfront Park examiner has this to say about the park: Waterfront Park offers many child friendly events throughout the year. In the summer, the splash area is a great way for kids to beat the heat! There are many picnic areas on the park’s 85 acres! The park has several playgrounds and play areas for children. The view overlooking the Ohio River is spectacular!
Waterfront Park has lovely, scenic trails for walking. All along the path there are inviting swinging benches to take a break and enjoy the park’s splendor! Waterfront Park hosts a wealth of free events yearly. Take advantage of all of the freebies this park has to offer families and children today!

Have fun playing outside,
Friday, June 3, 2011

Family Fun Friday–Summer Vacation

On this first Friday of summer vacation, I only have a short activity suggestion for your family.
Keep a summer vacation journal.  This can easily be done with a spiral notebook or a fancier scrapbook.  You can even have your child make a scrapbook—we made many books in class this year, so he will have an idea of how to put a book together with paper you already have at home.
Each evening or every few days, sit down together and review the things you have done.  Have each child write a sentence or two and illustrate their favorite activity.
If you use your camera, make sure to print photos and add them to your book.
I’d love to see your journals when you return to school in the fall.  I may even have some summer stories of my own to share with you!
Have fun together,
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Website Wednesday–Sight Words With Samson

This week I have a sight word web site for you.  This is not one we have played with in class yet, so it will be new to your child.

During summer vacation, be sure to visit Sight Words With Samson for extra practice reading and writing sight words.

Sight Words With Sampson

On this site, you can play with sight words in a number of ways, including listening to Samson say a word and then finding that word on the page, and spelling a word that Samson says.

There are a few other ways to play with words, and each type of game has multiple word levels for increasing difficulty in reading and spelling words.  Each level also has multiple word lists to practice with.

Sight Words With Sampson Spell  Sight Words With Sampson Listen and Find

This is the last Website Wednesday I will post for the school year.  Come back in the fall to find more fun sites that you can play at home!

Happy Reading,