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Theme 1:
You Can Do It!

Theme 2:
Side by Side

Theme 3:
Make Yourself at Home

Theme 4:
Creative Minds

Theme 5:
Community Ties

Theme 6:
New Lands

 

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Theme 1: You Can Do It!


The Gardener

Donavan's Word Jar

My Name is Marķa Isabel

Lou Gehrig

On the Banks of Plum Creek
Theme 1: Spelling Review @ Spelling City

 

The Gardener

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Harcourt School Links - Grade 4, Theme 1 Online Activities!

Practice Your Vocab with online flashcards!

The Gardener - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

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Donovan's Word Jar

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Harcourt School Links - Grade 4, Theme 1 Online Activities!
Test Tutor: Donavan's Word Jar - (Character's Feelings and Actions)
Donavan's Word Jar - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

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My Name is Marķa Isabel

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Harcourt School Links - Grade 4, Theme 1 Online Activities!

Maria Isabel - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

 

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Lou Gehrig

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Harcourt School Links - Grade 4, Theme 1 Online Activities!

Houghton Mifflin: Meet the Author (and Illustrator!)

White House Dream Team: Lou Gehrig - Biography, quick info, and brain challenge questions

The Official Lou Gehrig website

Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) - from Kids Health

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On the Banks of Plum Creek

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Harcourt School Links - Grade 4, Theme 1 Online Activities!

Little House on the Prairie - Fun resources for students and teachers alike!

Plains, Trains and Spare Wagon Wheels - Take a frontier journey with this interactive online game from PBS' Frontier House; or meet the PBS Frontier House Families and then explore the Multimedia Showcase of their experiences!

Laura Ingalls Wilder Websites - from eMints

Oregon Trail - Old-school version (from the 1980's - when I was a little kid!)... read the directions and press f4 to use your mouse like a joystick - do you even know what those are? :)

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Theme 2: Side by Side

The Seven Children The Garden of Happiness Nights of the Pufflings
Charlotte's Web How to Babysit an Orangutan  

The Seven Children

(pic)

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Spelling City: The Seven Children - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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The Garden of Happiness

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Spelling City: The Garden of Happiness - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

The Garden of Happiness - Learning Links from McKee Elementary

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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Nights of the Pufflings

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Nights of the Pufflings - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Nights of the Pufflings - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Bruce McMillan's Puffin Page - Games and more fun stuff!!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

 

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Charlotte's Web

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Charlotte's Web - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

 

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How to Babysit an Orangutan

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Spelling City: How to Babysit an Orangutan - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

How to Babysit an Orangutan - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

 

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Theme 3:
Make Yourself at Home

Sarah, Plain and Tall Stealing Home The Cricket in Times Square
Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary Saguaro Cactus  

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Sarah, Plain and Tall - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Sarah, Plain and Tall - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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Stealing Home

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Stealing Home - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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The Cricket in Times Square

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

The Cricket in Times Square - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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Look to the North:
A Wolf Pup Diary

(pic)

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Look to the North - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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Saguaro Cactus

(pic)

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Saguaro Cactus - Learning links from McKee Elementary

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

 

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Theme 4: Creative Minds

The Kids' Invention Book The Case of Pablo's Nose In the Days of King Adobe
Red Writing Hood One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale  

The Kids' Invention Book

 

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

The Kids' Invention Book - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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The Case of Pablo's Nose

 

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

The Case of Pablo's Nose - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

 

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In the Days of King Adobe

 

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

In the Days of King Adobe - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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Red riDing Hood

 

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Red Writing Hood - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

One Grain of Rice - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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Theme 5: Community Ties

Fire! A Very Important Day House, House
Blue Willow In My Family  

Fire!

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Fire! - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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A Very Important Day

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

A Very Important Day - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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House, House

 

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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Blue Willow

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Blue Willow - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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In My Family

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

In My Family - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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Theme 6: New Lands

I Have Heard of a Land Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Two Lands, One Heart
Fly Traps! The Down and Up Fall  

I Have Heard of a Land

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

I Have Heard of a Land - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

 

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Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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Two Lands, One Heart

 

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Two Lands, One Heart - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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Fly Traps!
Plants that Bite Back

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

Fly Traps! - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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The Down and Up Fall

Vocabulary Flashcards: Mini - XL (Created in Microsoft Word)

Weblinks:

The Down and Up Fall - Learning Links from McKee Elementary School

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

 

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