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Fun with Words!

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We have been having fun making sentences!  The children love making sentences on the Promethean Board.

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Thank you to everyone who sent me their sentences using the word banks that were sent home!  The pictures are awesome and the sentences are fantastic!

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 Here are just a few samples!  I have a lot more and will post them over the next little while!

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This is a neat idea from Evan’s family that I have to share!  They made flashcards of all the Pre-Primer Dolch words and put them on his bedroom ceiling.  Then Evan used his flashlight to find words to read!  Too much fun!  I think I will try it with our next word list in the classroom!

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We have been working with a variety of word recognition apps in the classroom.  One of my favorites is Montesorri Words.  T

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The children have to spell the word to match the picture by dragging the appropriate letters to fill the boxes.  It has several levels of difficulty ranging from simple three and four letter words to more complicated crossword puzzles.  The children really like it because it rewards each correct answer with a fun page that lets them move a variety of images around the screen.

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The other word recognition app we have been using a lot is Word Bingo.

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This is a great little app that lets the children practice the Dolch word lists.  There is a bingo component and a spelling component.

IMG_0014You can also find this game on the ABC Ya! site.  We have a link to the game on our classroom WIKI!

We have been working on learning to print our numbers and letters correctly.  Guess what!  There is an app for that!  My favorite one is called Letter School.  This is a very popular app.  The animations are amazing.  My favorite one is the lawnmower!

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It is fun to listen to the children giggle at the animations.  It is really fun when I attach the iPad to our Promethean board!  They love the one with the fuse!  It looks like it blows up and shakes the whole screen.  Learning how to print can be lots of fun!

 

 

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Furry Fun Plus iPad Fun!

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Last week we had a wonderful field trip to the vet clinic!  We got a tour of the vet clinic and even got to listen to this dog’s heart beat!

IMG_2945This lovely dog let everyone listen to her heartbeat.

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Sometimes two students at a time!  So gentle!

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This is the outfit you need to put on before you can take an x-ray of your pet!  It was surprisingly heavy!

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Looking at the x-rays of the animals was really interesting.

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We even had one student get suited up for surgery!  Can you guess who?

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This teddy bear is laying on a special pad that keeps it warm during surgery!

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When I asked the children to tell me their favorite part of the trip most of them said, “All of it!”

Last week the district set of iPads was delivered to our school and we have been having a great time creating books and pictures with them.  We have also been practicing a variety of math and reading skills with some really neat apps.

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Montesorri Words is a great app that works on spelling words.  It begins with simple three and four letter words and progresses to more difficult words and crossword activities.  After each correct answer the student is rewarded with an interesting animation.  They love it!

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We have also played Chicktionary.  The students are given 8 letters and encouraged to see how many words they can create using the letters.  You gain points for each word you find!    We played this game with our Big Buddies on Friday!  I think one group got 7200 points!

IMG_3011We also had some fun creating space pictures using Doodle Buddy!

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Doodle Buddy is an awesome little app and we have also been using it and Strip Designer to make math stories!  More on that next post!  Here is a sneak peak!

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Pretty cool!

 

 

 

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