Friday, January 31, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
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!