Sunday, August 12, 2012

How about a Samson's Classroom Giveaway?!

First, congrats to Sadie B. for winning the Vista Print giveaway!  I'm emailing you the details now!!!  Go get your shop on!!!!  =)

Now, here's another awesome post!  Last school year I was introduced to this A.W.E.S.O.M.E. website called Samson's Classroom.  What is Samson's Classroom?  Well, it's a web based educational software program designed for early literacy that focuses on sight words, spelling, and reading comprehension.

You can input your own spelling lists so students can get extra practice or use their preexisting lists.   I would say this was my students' most favorite part of the site {they loved it all}.  The games for the words are totally engaging and FUN!

I love "Read with Samson".  The passages are perfect and I love how, if you get a question wrong, the part of the text with the answer is underlined.  This is really helping my students feel ok about looking back in the text to double check their comprehension because so often, they just like to "be done" without being right.  My students loved playing this and getting their points for "hammer time" :)

"Sight Words with Samson" would have been great had I introduced this site from the beginning of school!  It's great how it goes through different stages/levels to learn the lists!  PERFECT for all levels of learners.  I really liked how there was a spelling proponent for my higher kids so that they would learn not only to read it {most likely they already could} but to SPELL it correctly!!!!

Here's a link to a little video for you to get some more info...

Other GREAT things about this site is that you can EASILY track their progress.  When I had my kids use it during the last part of the year, I gave them a simple log-in name, which was our room number and their name.  I gave all of my kiddos the same password.  Of course, you do not need to give each student a log-in, but instead have a class log-in.  You just won't be able to track each student.

The other great part of this was that it gave my kids an opportunity to use this at home!  Parents loved it too.  It was another great way for them to complete their spelling homework practice or their reading.

This site is TOTALLY worth every penny---------BUT WAIT!  I have one classroom account to give a way!!!!  Say, what?!  That's right!  You can enter to win a classroom subscription for this school year!  All you have to do is enter below!  What are you waiting for?!?!?!?!!??!  I'll announce the winner next Sunday, August 19th!  GOOD LUCK!  =)

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  1. Angie,
    It asked what name I go by to follow your blog. I put "A Series of 3rd Grade Events," but I noticed it said "thewhitehouse" above my pic (my last name is White). Just so you know it's me :)
    Patti :)
    A Series of 3rd Grade Events

  2. I came over from the TPT forums. Samson's looks like a great resource! Thanks for the opportunity! Lauren
    Teacher Mom of 3


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