Monthly Archives: September 2013

Letter and Science Fun!

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Today I introduced one of my favourite iPad apps to the class.  It is called Letter School!  It is an awesome app that presents learning how to make the letters of the alphabet in a very engaging way.  We are really lucky because I can present the apps on the iPad and all the children can see and hear it on the big screen with the use of the projector.  I have a special cord that lets me connect to the projector.

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It is a great way to introduce the app to everyone at the same time.  I had a student use the app and all the children could see and hear it.  The student makes the letter using the arrow cues and these amazing animations appear to make the letters.  It is awesome to hear all the giggles as they learn their letters!  Too much fun!

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The children worked in small groups sharing the iPad and taking turns making the letters.  I have a special headphone adapter for the iPad that lets several children use it at once!  They were very co-operative and took turns really well!

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We did another science experiment today!  I love watching their faces the first time I demonstrate it.  Each child got to try the experiment on their own.  All you need is a cup, some water, a piece of cardboard, and a place like the kitchen sink to work at!

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We talked about why the water stayed in the cup!  One student’s water stayed in their cup for over half an hour!  Eventually, the cardboard gets saturated with water and the seal releases.  The children illustrated the experiment and labelled their drawing.

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They did a great job!

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It is always fun to see their faces when the water stays in the cup!  Science is magic!

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Pattern Fun!

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Welcome to the 2013/14 school year!  This is our classroom blog!  I use this blog to share what we are working on in the classroom with you!  I will share the various projects we are working on and post some of our projects online throughout the year.  Please check back for further details!

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We are starting off this year working with patterns!  Patterns are everywhere!  We need to be able to recognize patterns in a variety of settings.  We will be looking for patterns in math and reading quite a bit this year!  The children are taking turns creating patterns on the iPad using an app called Doodle Buddy!

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This is a really neat app that allows the children to use a variety of different tools to create some really cool pictures and projects.

We also used a variety of manipulatives to create patterns.  Here are a few of patterns created!

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Today we made our first visit to the computer lab and I introduced the class to our blog.  They know how to find the WIKI page.  This is the page made especially for them!  It has quick links to websites that they will find useful and fun this year!  Take a look!  You can find the WIKI at the top of the blog!  It is called Mrs Anton’s WIKI page.  Have fun!

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