Saturday, September 13, 2014
The students planned what their insects would be like, identified the parts of their insects, provided some details about their insect, then got to create their insect with clay.
If you are interested in using the printable to plan your own insect project you can download it from TPT here:
My Insect printable (FREE) at my TPT store
To see all the insect that my class made you can visit our classroom blog here:
Our class blog
Sunday, September 7, 2014
If you want to check out our work so far visit our internet radio station page Superstar Internet Radio
We are using an Olympus DP-311 for voice recording and Audacity or Adobe Audition (depending on where I do the editing) for editing the audio files. If you and your students are doing something fun to keep the kids engaged and excited about language practice or if you have any questions, please comment.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
One of the other things we got for the classroom was digital voice recorders. They have been a lot of fun and have helped engage the students in practicing their verbal skills.
I have created a new classroom web site where I will share the fruits of our labor. You can see our first podcast there. We have decided to take to the internet airwaves and put out some podcasts on our very own internet radio station. I am excited to stretch the limits of what we can do with our new technology and find new ways to support our educational goals with technology.
Our new web site is sl-firstgrade.weebly.com
Monday, July 7, 2014
I want to enhance my students' learning by providing them with technology experiences.
It is too late to get in on this round of grants, but you can submit for a future cycle. But in the meantime, PLEASE give me a vote each day to make this a reality for my students. Comment that you voted for me and when your grant is up for voting I will return the favor when you share your grant proposal. Thank You!!!
The web address is:
Farmer's Thank a Million Teachers
A search for 93930 zip code shows my grant for M. Jones of King City
Saturday, February 15, 2014
In the interest of full disclosure, I am going to be given a complete workbook for writing this review and following some basic steps they have laid out. However, I would not go through the trouble if I didn't think that the product had some merit. I will follow up with how this workbook fits in with the other things I am doing with common core assessing when I put it to use.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
This video features one of my daughter's favorite friends, "Lego" the horse.
Friday, August 30, 2013
For the tens frames video click here --> Tens Frame Video Prompt
Monday, August 26, 2013
Here is a cute word wheel. Cut a pipe cleaner into pieces just under a 1/2 inch long. You can easily get 20 out of 2 pipe cleaners. Poke it through the first paper. Then poke it through the second paper. After that, push the two papers against each other. While holding the pipe cleaner on one side bend the other side flat to the paper, the fold the other side flat. It allows you moving parts to move while holding the paper pieces together. It is not much more intrusive than the parts of a brad. There you have it. I hope it changes your world the way it changed mine.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Click here -> Bears and Caves
Sunday, August 18, 2013
I hope you enjoy it and find it valuable. As time permits, I hope to make more.
Click here -> Balloon Video Prompt
Saturday, August 10, 2013
"Back to school, to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool. I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don't get in a fight. Oh! Back to school... back to school... back to school."
This year I am determined to put something into balloons and have the students pop them. I like the idea of letting the kids pick their own student numbers this way. But, I really want to have that set up before the first day. So, I am going to come up with some sort of game to play. I am thinking of a an "I have, Who has?" game or a secret message where the kids can put letters from the balloons into. I might put their behavior chart clips in balloons and have them find the person that the clip belongs to. Then they can put it on the chart. I am open to your ideas on this. In fact I would love some good ones. If you have any other really fun activities that you like to do on the first day of school with your kids please leave a comment below.