Today we read the story The Mitten by Jan Brett. We have been very successful making it snow this year by reading snow stories and doing snow art. Every time it has started snowing we have been helping it along with great results! When it started snowing this morning we couldn’t resist working our magic once again! We made a story map to go along with our story! Each mitten contained a part of the story. The children read the parts and put them in the correct sequence. We then put a mitten in the middle of our “snow” that the animals could snuggle into by hiding an envelope behind a wallpaper mitten that was camouflaged in the snow. We also read The Hat by the same author at storytime today. Jan Brett has a great website. It has some fun things for children to do.
I found two more apps that I like for primary students. The first one is DoodleCast. It is a cute little app that lets children draw a picture while narrating what they are doing in their picture. You can then play it back and watch the drawing unfold before your eyes and listen to the story behind the picture at the same time!
The other app is great for encouraging the correct formation of letters in printing. It only pays attention when you start the letter at the correct spot. As you print the letters you also spell simple words and see children’s illustrations depicting the words. It is called I Write Words.
Two fun little apps!