Monday, June 6, 2011

Evaluating Websites

Anyone can publish anything on the Internet. It is important to evaluate a website before starting your research project.

The URL to the YouTube video on evaluating websites

Friday, May 27, 2011

Immigration Project

Statue of Liberty

Pretend that you are an immigrant coming to the United States. Tell how you feel when you first see the Statue of Liberty.

(Due by Tuesday, June 7, 2011)

Thursday, May 26, 2011



6.1 U.S. History: America in the World:

All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.

The content statement: Immigrants come to New Jersey and the United States for various reasons and have a major impact on the state and the nation.

The cumulative progress indicator (CPI): 6.1.4.D.2: Summarize reasons why various groups, voluntarily and involuntarily, immigrated to New Jersey and America, and describe the challenges they encountered (State of New Jersey Department of Education).

    1. The URL to our Voice Thread is: 
    Comments on the voice thread are due by Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011


Boys and Girls you all worked very hard all year round and did an awesome job taking the NJ ASK.

I am very proud of all of you!

I also wanted to Thank You all for the great show you put up today for the Moms. 

I am proud to say that I am your teacher!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Test Taking Strategies


Test Taking Strategies
Boys and girls you have worked very hard all year and I am sure you will do very well in your NJ ASK.

Here are some strategies on how to take the test. Click on the websites and read all the information about test taking skills. 

Good Luck!

You all are Awesome!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Blog Survey

Boys and girls I am posting a link for a blog survey.
Only your parents can fill this survey, so please ask them to fill it up.

Here is the URL for the survey: 

Thursday, April 7, 2011


This week we watched the movie Homeward Bound and witnessed how three friends (Chance, a young dog unfamiliar with the world; Shadow, an aging, wise dog; and Sassy, a snobby cat) take care of each other on their long journey back home.
In the story, when Shadow falls down in a ditch and ‘gives up’, Chance gives him an inspiring speech on how ‘never to give up’. Do you have a friend like Chance, Shadow or Sassy?
Explain the true meaning of friendship, and what qualities you would like to see in your friend (Please do not write any names).
Write a few paragraphs about how your friend has helped you ‘never to give up’ and always helped you to try your best. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Jenkinsons Aquarium

Our Field trip

We had an awesome trip in spite of the bad weather.

 I would like to thank Mrs. Arora, Mrs. Rathaur, Mr. Bharti and Mr. Azer for being great chaperones. We could not have made this trip a success without their help.

Boys and girls, write a few paragraphs about your field trip to Jenkinsons Aquarium.
Do not forget to mention the interesting facts we learned today especially about penguins. Remember the five elements for a good story - character, setting, events, problem and solution.  (Remember to have a beginning, middle and end to your story).
Good Luck!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Multiplication and Division practice

Practice your multiplication and division facts

It is very important that you practice your facts everyday. 
Play these games and memorize your facts.

Play all the games and let me know which game you liked the best! 
Have fun and make sure you are memorizing your facts!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Imagine that you have found a special seed that will grow into any plant you like. Write a story about what plant your seed will grow and how you plan to use it. Use plenty of details to describe your plant.

Hint: Remember  to use a graphic organizer and you should have at least three paragraphs (beginning, middle and end)
Use the 5 finger rule- you should have characters, setting, events, problem and solution in your story. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Grammar Review

You will have a grammar test on Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Here are some websites and games to help you study for the test.

Write a paragraph to explain which website you liked the best. 
Remember to give examples to support your answer. 

Listen to the podcast you created with your grammar words:

Your Grammar Voice Thread:

Fun Brain: Grammar Gorilla

Grammar Activities:

Parts of Speech:

Grammar Games:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Skyping with Kate McMullan

Today we skyped with Kate McMullan and it was wonderful!

Remember to visit her website to get more information on her books.

By Sunday, March 13, 2011 write a paragraph on the question you asked Kate McMullan and what her response was. Also write about your experience on speaking to a famous author.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Guest Reader

Our guest reader Mrs. Dinardi read a book "Pink and Say" by Patricia Polacco to our class today.

We really enjoyed this story and wanted to thank Mrs. Dinardi for reading the book to us.

Story Summary 

This Civil War story was passed from great-grandfather to grandmother; to son, and finally to the author-artist herself, Patricia Polacco. It is the story of Sheldon Russell Curtis and Pinkus Aylee, two Union soldiers. Sheldon, who calls himself “Say,” was wounded in a fierce battle, left for dead, and found by Pinkus (Pink) in a pasture in Georgia.

 Pinkus’ skin was the color of polished mahogany, and he was flying Union colors like the wounded boy. Pink picked Say up out of the field and brought him to where the black soldier’s mother, Moe Moe Bay, lived.

She cared for both boys, but they were putting her in danger; two Union soldiers in Confederate territory. They had to get back to their outfits and were faced with a difficult decision. This poignant story is one of the shared humanity of peoples of this world. 

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Fun with Fractions

Enjoy these interactive websites!
By March 13, 2011 please write a few sentences explaining the game you liked the best.
Remember to answer in complete sentences.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Reading and Writing Strategies

Skillswise is an interactive game using 
the language of giving directions and instructions 

Boys and Girls, this is a website from England and it is full of useful resources.

 I am providing you with a packet to complete that goes with each of the categories. 

Since there is so much to do in this blog assignment, I am giving you two weeks to complete it.

You have until March 6th to complete all the work. 

I would like the packet returned to me by Monday March 7, 2011



Fact or Opinion

Types of Text




Planning your Writing


How to write a summary


Take a break and play some games

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Non-Fiction Research Voice Thread

Our Non-Fiction Project Voice Thread
Our Non- Fiction Research Project!

We worked on non-fiction books and made note cards to help get our thoughts organized. We then created a small book on our project, complete with table of contents and a glossary. We are going to share a brief summary of our non-fiction book.

We created a Voice Thread of our project. Hope you like it!

The URL to the Voice Thread is:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Geometry Activities


Play all the games below and by Sunday, February 20, 2011 write a few sentences on what games you liked the best!

Buzzing with Shapes
Tic tac toe with shapes; drag the counter to the shape that has that amount of sides.

Patch Tool
An online activity where the student designs a pattern using geometric shapes.

Interactive Quadrilaterals
See all the different kinds of quadrilateral "in action". You can drag the corners, see how the angles change, and observe what properties do not change.

Shapes Identification Quiz from
An online quiz in a multiple-choice format, asking to identify common two-dimensional shapes. You can modify the quiz parameters to your liking.

Looking at Polygons
An interactive lesson with explanations and quiz from Absorb Mathematics course written by Kadie Armstrong, a mathematician.

Polygon Sort
Drag and drop the polygons in the correct place in the diagram.

Interactive Shape
Get a clear and complete understanding of shapes, their patterns and properties with the help of interactive pictures.

Polygon Playground
Drag various colorful polygons to the workarea to make your own creations!

Interactive Tangram Puzzle
Place the tangram pieces so they form the given shape.

Interactive tangram pieces. Build your own shapes or try make the given shapes.

Geometry is all about shapes and their properties.
If you like playing with objects, or like drawing, then geometry is for you!

Good Luck! 
Please remember to do the blog homework on time!

Thank You

My Awesome class!!!

Dear Boys and Girls,
Thank you so much for giving me the surprise birthday party and making my day special!
Mrs. DeLuca and you all did an awesome job!

I am very lucky to have students like you in my class!
Love to all
Mrs. Singh

Friday, February 4, 2011

Voice Thread

Our Grammar Project

Boys and Girls, you all did an awesome job with the Voice Thread. 
Hope you have fun with this project!

You will have to register into Voice Thread.

Ask your parents to register for you.
They just have put their e-mail address and select a password for Voice Thread.

We will be doing many projects on Voice Thread so it is a good idea to register for it 
(there is no charge for registering for it).

This assignment is due by February 13, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Vocabulary and Spelling City

Boys and Girls, this is an excellent website for you to practice your spelling and vocabulary words. Hope you like it. 

You can try your spelling words and vocabulary words from math, science and social studies to play the games.

By Sunday February 6, 2011 please write a few sentences about your experience with this website

Friday, January 21, 2011

Skyping Experience

Skyping is Fun!

Boys and girls I was so proud of you today! 

All of you did an amazing job skyping with Moorcroft Elementary school in Wyoming.
I am very lucky to have such awesome students in my class!

Please write a paragraph about your skyping experience.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Magic Tree House

Magic Tree House

Have fun playing all the activities from this website. 
Do not sign up for anything on this website unless you have checked with your parents.

By Sunday January 23, write a paragraph explaining your experience with games on this website

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Day!

Yeah! A Snow Day!

Hi Boys and Girls,
Enjoy the Snow day on Wednesday! 
Have lots of fun! Be safe!

I will be busy studying and doing my homework. 
Gaurav, Amit and Cooper will have 
all the fun for me. 

Make a snowman on my behalf. 

See you on Thursday!
Mrs. Singh

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wild on Math

Math Rocks!
Wild on Math is as easy as 1, 2, 3!!
  • Step One:
    • The first step to playing Wild on Math is to read these simple instructions
    • Then, after you are finished click on "Play the Game" at the bottom of this page.
  • Step Two:
    • Once you are at the Play page, you need to choose which problems you want to practice -- addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.   To choose, simply click on one of the four choices in the list.
    • Next, click on your grade level.
    • When both of these are selected, you should click on the Play button below the two lists.  This will take you to the Game page.
  • Step Three:
    • Now that you are on the Game page, all that is left is to play the Game.
    • To do this, click on the Start button. This will start the timer.
    • Then, go to each box and fill in the answers to the problems.
    • After filling in an answer click on the "TAB" button on your keyboard to move to the next problem.
    • Once you have filled in all of the answers, click on the Stop button. This will stop the timer and calculate your score.
    • Now go have fun!!!

By Sunday, January 16 please write a few lines to explain if you improved on your math facts. What area did you improve on (was it addition, subtraction, multiplication or division)?