Saturday, September 25, 2010

Slideshow Of Literacy And Math Centres

Below is a slideshow of our first round of Literacy and Math Centres. Watch this slideshow with your children and talk about the different activities. What did they learn? Which activity did they enjoy the most, and why? I'd love to hear what you have to say.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Special Kind of Show and Tell

My students are really excited about our Document Camera, so we tried a different kind of Show and Tell today. Using both the Document Camera and the recording feature on Notebook software, this student made a video of his Show and Tell. Hope you enjoy it!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Best Pet Video

For our Read Aloud this week, we read the story, The Best Pet. The students then created a pet puppet that merged two different pets. For this design challenge, they needed to use a combination of paper bags, construction paper, and crayons and/or pencil crayons. Then they used the document camera to take a picture of their pet, and together, they made this video. Please leave a comment here helping us name these wonderful pets! You can also visit the Live With Livescribe Blog to see how we used the Livescribe Pen during Meet the Teacher Night to help us with this activity too!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

So Proud!

I love this video clip of two of my students reading together during literacy centres today. Watch them track the print in the book, problem-solve the words, and work on reading fluency too! Way to go! I just had to celebrate this success!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

After catching this moment on video the other day, I was walking around yesterday during literacy centres, and I saw these two students reading together again. They said to me, "We're going to finish Andrew's Loose Tooth today. You can get the rest of it on video now." They were so excited for me to videotape them again that I just had to add the update here. Enjoy!

Seeing this wonderful learning, problem-solving, and collaboration in action is really what teaching is all about!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Our First Week In Grade 1

It has been such an exciting first week in Grade 1! The students are fantastic, and I have had so much fun learning with them. Below is an Animoto Slideshow showing some of the highlights of this week. Enjoy watching this video with your child! What did your child enjoy most about this week? I would love it if you would leave a comment here and let me know.

Can't wait to hear what you have to say!