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Welcome to Mrs. McPeek's Teacher Page!

Sneak a Peek into Third Grade at Carbon Valley AcadeMrs. McPeekmy.


"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it." (Margaret Fuller, American Journalist)


A teacher is the spark that inspires the poet to write and the scientist to discover. My endeavor is to offer all students an environment where they can think, create, and learn. Children are generally curious about the world around them. My hope is to tap into that natural inquisitiveness and help them to love learning. I strive to be the spark that motivates all my students to constantly think and explore throughout their entire lives.


Contact Information

I encourage home-school communication in order to best meet the needs of the students. Following is my contact information should you need to reach me.


Phone: (303) 774-9555 x114


Homeroom Notices

Following is information about my classroom. (Please note: These files are saved in Adobe PDF or .DOC format.)


"Adventures in Third Grade..." : Check out the weekly newsletter for current information about the class and upcoming events!

Newsletter - 5/3


Newsletter- 4/26


Newsletter - 4/19


Newsletter - 4/12


Other Useful Information

Welcome/Informational Letter (Includes Behavior Plan, Volunteer Information, Homework Policy, Grading Scale, and Snack/Lunch Information)


Curriculum Map


Mrs. McPeek's Biography

Language Arts Notices

Spelling List - Week of 5/6

Alternate Spelling List - Week of 5/6 ("Challenge List")



Math Notices

Following is information about my math group.

Multiplication Mountain Tests -


Current Unit: Fractions

Fraction Homework Project - Due Thursday, May 16


Astronomy Websites


NASA – Solar System Facts


Planet Information for Kids


National Geographic - Interactive Solar System


Planet Information


Explore Mars


Planet Pictures and Information


Explore the Solar System

Brain Food

Can you solve these puzzles? Email your answers to me, and I'll let you know if you are correct. You can work as a family to figure it out! Challenge your brains!

  • What king can you make if you take the head of a lamb, the middle of a pig, the hind of a buffalo, and the tail of a dragon?
  • A man is trapped in a room that has only 2 exits. Through the first door there is a room constructed like a magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon that is undefeatable. The man is only wearing a T-shirt and jeans and isn't carrying anything with him. How does the man escape?

Thanks to the Braingle website for these puzzles. (Note: If you decide to go to, I recommend that parents/guardians are the ones accessing the puzzles. Some material may not be appropriate for children, so you may want to use your discretion if looking for other brain teasers for your family.)


Link to Learning

If at at any time you find a link that does not work, please email me so that I can update the site. Also, please let me know if you have a site recommendation to add to this list. Thanks!

Math Links
Language Arts Links
Time   Synonyms and Antonyms
Game - Clockwise   Game – Synonym Toast - Challenging
Game - Stop the Clock and Other Time Games   Game - Squanky the Tooth Taker - "Goo Games"
Quizzes - Just in Time   Game - Same/Difference - I recommend level 3.
    Game – Synonym Word Scramble - Advanced May need a thesaurus
Probability   Game – Rocket Words
Game - Fish Tank Probability   Game – Antonyms Millionaire
Game - Probability Cards   Game – Antonyms Battleship
    Game - Antonyms Jeopardy
    Practice - Awesome Antonym Match-Up
Comparing Numbers   Practice - Synonym Matching
Game – Comparing 1 to 3-Digit Numbers   Game - Synonym Hangman
Game/Quiz – Comparing 2 to 4-Digit Numbers   Game - Synonym Search
Quiz – Comparing 4-Digit Numbers   Game - Synonym Balloons
    Practice - Synonym/Antonym Match - Beginner
Graphing/Coordinate Planes   Practice - Synonym Matching
Game - Tally Marks, Bar Graphs, Pictographs   Quiz – Antonym Jumble-aya - Challenging
Practice - Make a Bar Graph   Game – Antonyms Wordweb I– Beginner
Game - Planet Hop – Coordinate Plane   Game – Antonyms Wordweb II – Challenging
Game - Bug Coordinate Planes   Practice - Antonyms Jigsaw – Beginner
Game - Measure It!    
Game/Quiz - Toon University Size Estimation   Reading Comprehension
Game - Artie Ounces Soda Machine – Challenging   Quiz/Game - Prediction Dig It!
    Game - Inference Battleship
Geometry   Game - Digger's Interactive Stories - Varied Age Levels
Games - Geometry Hangman and Boomerang Game   Quizzes – Reading Passages and Question - Can only do the passages with glasses
Quiz - Angles   Quiz – Main Idea
Game – Solid Figure Factory   Quiz - Reading Passage and Questions
Games - Solids Hangman and Sorter   Quiz - Sequencing - Passages and Questions
Game - Polygon Matching   Quiz - Reading Passage and Questions, Cloze
Song - Geometry Jingle   Quiz - Main Idea – Reading Passage and Questions
Practice - Polygon Playground    
Practice - Pattern Blocks   Vocabulary Building
Game - Shape Sorting – Challenging   Game - Multiple Meaning Jeopardy
    Game - Carnival of Words
Perimeter/Area   Game – Word Jungle – Definitions - Challenging
Game - Shape Surveyor   Game – eWord Game - Click on each story name and then choose the “eWord game” for a vocabulary game
Game/Quiz - Adam Ant   Game - Crossword Puzzle
    Games - Word Searches, Crosswords, etc.
Symmetry   Quiz - Globe Context Clues
Game - Symmetry Patterns   Quiz - Spider Context Clues
Game - Symmetry Sort   Quiz - Habit Adaptations Context Clues – Challenging
    Quizzes - Homophones
Patterns   Quiz - Using There, Their, or They’re – Challenging
Game - Number Cracker – Varied Levels    
Game - Crack the Code Number Patterns – Challenging   Prefixes, Suffixes, and Base/Root Words
Game - Crazy Pattern Machine – Increase the Difficulty   Game – Race to Ramses – Prefixes
Game - Pattern Mania   Game - Prefix Millionaire
    Game - Short Circuit – Prefix/Suffix Meanings - Challenging
Money   Game - Crystal Castle – Im- and In- Prefixes
Game - Counting Change Game   Game - Word Works – Using Prefixes and Suffixes
Practice/Quiz - Counting Change   Game - Nifty Thrifty Fifty Suffixes Jeopardy
Practice/Quiz – Counting Change 2   Game - Prefix Tower
Game – Money Workbench – Identify, Count, Add, Subtract   Practice - Root/Base Word Matching
Game - Scottie Nickel’s Change Maker – Challenging   Practice – Prefix Puzzle
Game – Cash Out - Making Change - Challenging   Game - Prefix Catch
Game - Farm Stand   Game - Prefix Crossword – Challenging
Game - Change Maker   Game - Fish Tank Prefixes, Suffixes, and Base Words – Challenging
Game - Counting Change Matching   Quiz - Rooting Out Words – Challenging
Game – Dollar Dive   Practice - Words with Suffixes
Game - Making Change – Challenging   Practice – Matching Prefixes - Beginner
Game - Count the Money – Challenging   Practice – Matching Prefixes 2 – Beginner
    Practice – Suffixes and Base Word Match – Beginner
Game - Sum Sense   Compound Words
Game – Math Fries   Quiz – Breaking Down Compound Words
Game - Adding Millionaire   Practice - Compound Word Matching
Game - 2 Player Bug Race Addition – Enter Own Minimum/Maximum Numbers   Practice - Snowman - Building Compound Words – Beginner
Game - Addition Pinball – Beginner   Practice - Building Compound Words – Beginner
Game - Speed Grid Addition    
Game - Monkey Addition   Contractions
Game – Ed, Edd, n Eddy Addition – Beginner   Game - Fly By Contractions
Game – Batman Addition – Beginner   Practice – Contraction Matching – Beginner
Game - Addition Matho   Quizzes - Contractions - Beginner
Game - Addition Hidden Picture   Quiz - Making Contractions
Game - 2 Player Ghost Blaster   Quiz - Making Contractions 2
Game - 2 Player Ghost Blaster II– Challenging   Practice - Contraction Matching
Game - Add Like Mad - Challenging   Practice - Contraction Matching 2
Game - Addition Surprise – Beginner    
Game - 2 Player Addition Challenge   Subject-Verb Agreement
Quiz/Game - Addition Machine - Varied Levels   Game/Quiz - Matching the Correct Verb to the Subject
Practice - Balancing Addition Scales   Quiz - Grammatically Correct Sentences
Game - Three Digit Addition – Challenging    
Game - Addition Waterslide   Irregular Verbs
    Game - Irregular Verb Jeopardy
Subtraction   Quiz - Identifying the Correct Verb - Challenging
Game - Subtraction Action - Challenging   Quiz - Identifying the Correct Verb II - Challenging
Game - Subtraction Math Magician – Beginner   Quiz - Identifying the Correct Verb III - Challenging
Game - Waterslide Subtraction   Quiz - Identifying the Correct Verb IV - Challenging
Game - Subtraction Millionaire – Challenging   Quiz - Identifying the Correct Verb VI – Using Lay or Lie Correctly - Challenging
Game - Speed Grid Subtraction    
Game - Subtraction Machine   Complete Sentences & Types of Sentences
Game - 2 Player Ghost Subtraction   Quiz - Identifying Complete Sentences
Game - Hockey Subtraction – Basic Math Facts   Quiz - Complete Sentences, Types of Sentences, and Writing Sentences Correctly
Game - Subtraction Hidden Picture   Quizzes - Practice with Complete Sentences, Sentences Make Sense, Capital Letters/PeriodsNote: This site is from the UK, so some terms are slightly different. For example, a period is called a full stop.
    Quiz - Sentence or Fragment
Multiplication   Game - Identifying and Correcting Types of Sentences
Game - Meteor Multiplication   Game - Monkey Game - Building Complete Sentences
Game - Multiplication Station   Game - Penguins on Ice – Building Complete Sentences
Game - Tunnel Blaster   Powerpoint with Interactive Quiz Questions – Complete Sentences - Need to have Powerpoint on your computer or download the Free Powerpoint viewer
Game - Multiplication Millionaire   Practice - Making Complete Sentences that Make Sense
Game - Multiflyer   Quiz – Making Complete Sentences
Games - Variety of Multiplication Games   Quiz - Identifying Sentence Fragments - Challenging
Game - Multiplication Matho – Challenging   Quiz- Identifying Sentence Fragments II- Challenging
Game - Multiplication Hidden Picture   Quiz - Identifying Sentence Fragments III – Challenging
Game - Multiplication Math Magician – Beginner   Quiz - Fixing Sentence Fragments - Challenging
Game/Practice - Multiplication Trees    
Game - Lemonade Stand – Multiplying Money   Capitalization and Punctuation
Game - Mighty Math – Challenging – 2 Digits x 1 Digit   Game - Punctuation Paintball – Capital Letters/Punctuation
Game - Multiplication   Game - Capitalization and Punctuation Millionaire
Game - Balloon Invaders – Challenging   Game - Power Proofreading – Punctuation/Capital Letters
    Game - Penguins on Ice – Choosing the Correct End Mark
Division   Quiz – Correct Capitalization and Punctuation
Game - Division Math Magician – Beginner   Quiz - Correct Capitalization and Punctuation
Game - Division   Game - Edit Dan’s Copy – Proofreading for Capital Letters and Punctuation - Challenging
Practice/Game - Divider Machine - Varied Levels   Quiz – Correct Capitalization and Punctuation
Game - Division Cards   Quiz – Correct Capitalization and Punctuation II
Game - Division Mystery Picture   Game – Comma ConfusionNeed to Click on Game Title
    Game - Wall of Words - Buiding Sentences with Punctuation
Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide - Mixed   Quiz - Apostrophes
Game - Math Football    
Game – Math Mayhem – Race Against Other People   Poetry & Rhymes
Game - Code Cracker   Game - Wizards and Pigs – Rhyme, Alliteration, and Rhythm Best with Sound
Game - Coloring Book Math Facts   Quiz – Poetry Crazy Quiz
Game – Connect Four with Math Facts   Riddles - Annie’s Rhyme Time – Solve the Riddles or Send in Your Own
Game - Math Baseball    
Game - Mathcar Racing   Parts of a Sentence and Parts of Speech (Nouns, Verbs, Etc.)
Game – Leon’s Math Dojo   Game - Sink or Swim – Subject/Predicate
Game – Cyberchallenge   Game – Clean Up Your Grammar – Identifying Nouns and Verbs
Game - Timed Math Drills   Game - Rocket Word Tag – Identifying Parts of Speech Game
Game – Math Drills – Timed or Untimed – Can Mix Types of Problems   Game - Mad Libs Junior
Game - Build a Bug   Game – Wacky Web Tales
Game - Number Cruncher   Game - Common and Proper Noun Basketball
    Game – Rat’s Nouns and Verbs
Number Sense/Place Value   Quiz - Identifying Parts of Speech
Game/Quiz - Place Value Puzzler    
Game - Making Numbers   Fun Writing Prompts
Game - Frog Palace   Practice - Writing Fix
Game - Expanded Form Matching   Practice - Bright Ideas
Game – Reading 3 Digit Numbers    
Game – Place Value Golf   Spelling - Enter Your Own Spelling Words
Game – Place Value Cannon - Challenging   Practice - Look, Cover, Write, and Check MethodEnter Your Spelling Words and then Press Go
Quiz/Practice – Cats in a Row – Place in Line   Game - Word Safari - Enter your Own Spelling Words and Play a Game – 8 Letter Words or Less
Fractions   Spelling - Other Words
Games – Fishy Fractions   Game - Everglades Spelling Race
Quiz/Game – Fractions   Game - Battleship of Frequently Misspelled Words
Lesson/Quiz - Pizza Fractions   Game -Battleship 2
Lesson/Practice – Fraction Models   Game - Hangman
Lesson/Quiz - Fourths   Game - Fearless Frieda - BeginnerNeeds Sound
Game - Matching Fractions   Game - Spin and Spell - Beginner
Practice - Visual Fractions/Circles   Games – Spellits
Practice - Visual Fractions/Sets   Games - Spellbound
Practice - Egyptian Fractions – Adding Fractions   Game - Fishing for Words – Ending in Y/Double Consonant
Game - Comparing Fractions – Challenging    
Game - Making Pizzas – Challenging    
Practice - Shade in Fractions    
Game/Practice - Fraction Fun    
Game/Practice - Pizza Party - Beginner    
Game - Rounding Off – Challenging    
Game/Quiz - Round Number - Challenging    
Quiz - Sea Shell Rounding – Nearest 10    
Word Problems    
Game – Leon’s Math Stories    
Game - Grand Slam Math    
Game - Hoops - Challenging    
Story/Quiz - Sock Adventure