We have been having some fun with a cool augmented reality app called Quiver (used to be known as CoLAR). I downloaded the trigger image page which is a colouring page found on their website. I had the children colour the page and then used our smart board to share what happens when you hold an iPad with the app open over the trigger image of the pumpkins. The pumpkins get up and dance around! Too much fun!
You can find additional pictures on their website. You can download the trigger images and experiment! There are a variety of trigger images to choose from with ranging in subject area. Some of the images are free. Some of the images require you to download the images within the app for a small fee.
We hope you enjoyed the little booklet we made to help us practise our Halloween or Fall vocabulary using the words we are trying to practice! The children had fun making the funky covers!
We have also been practising our new sight vocabulary words using our word bank bags. The children cut out the words and then try to make up sentences using the words. You should have received a small ziplock bag with a Halloween or Fall sticker on it with a lot of small pieces of paper with words on them last week. I hope the children taught you how to play with them! I took a few pictures of some of the sentences the children have created using these words. The object of the exercise is to create as many sentences as you can! We have the children create sentences and then we go around the classroom and try to read each other’s sentences! Hopefully you have had some fun creating sentences at home. It is a great way to practise the Dolch words in context! Please take pictures of the sentences you create at home and with your permission I will post them on our blog! Just email the pictures to me!
Here are the first sentences emailed to me! Yeah!
We have been having fun making sentences! The children love making sentences on the Promethean Board.
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!
Here are just a few samples! I have a lot more and will post them over the next little while!
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!
We have been working with a variety of word recognition apps in the classroom. One of my favorites is Montesorri Words. T
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.
The other word recognition app we have been using a lot is Word Bingo.
This is a great little app that lets the children practice the Dolch word lists. There is a bingo component and a spelling component.
You 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!
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!