Wednesday, January 22, 2014

No, I Am Not Teaching Them Poker...

but we are learning so much by playing games!  Taking turns, problem solving, learning to use a strategy, being a good sport, number/color recognition, and so much more.  Game of choice this week....UNO!

Oh My Gosh....What Is Not To Love...

A Completely New "Do"...

Thanks for the donated puzzle.  We love it!

Am I seeing double?

So Stinkin' Adorable....THIS is team spirit!  Rock Chalk!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Kids & Their Kindles

We are loving our donated Kindles.  My only regret?  That I don't have one for EACH child!  Right now we have them all set up with the same apps, I need to learn how to adapt these and integrate them too!  I have researched and discovered it is important to start with only a few app options.  We have a handwriting app, Math (addition) app, Reading (sight words) app, and the app that I subscribe to called One More Story, a talking library (lots of wonderful books).  The kids are all pros with them and I am very proud of how they are handling them.  We discussed a few rules before we started.  In small groups we learned a bit about the tablets and the apps that I have on them.  We also know a few apps from using them on the Promethean Board.    I knew they would be great with them and the Kindles would be terrific.  I love my Kindle Fire HD at home.  Once we get comfortable with the tablets and the apps I can starting giving suggestions for home. I noticed that lots of kids have access to a tablet.


our newest "partner in crime".  He is a perfect fit.  Welcome!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Our Winter Party

We had lots of help and loads of fun on our class party day.  We played some games, made a craft, and enjoyed some delicious snacks and take home treat bags!  Thanks to all.

Our Cookie Day!

A HUGE thank you to the parent volunteers that were brave enough to help out that day!

Magical December

While December was a short month, it was certainly packed full of activities, fun and lots of learning!  We had a visit from the mayor of Whoville.  He read the Dr. Seuss book, How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  We made lots of fun crafts, worked on our skills that were theme-based, and spread some holiday cheer at the Wellsville Manor.  One of our favorite things to do was to make Christmas cookies!