What a bananas week this has been. We ended off last week on the 100th day of school, there was Valentine's Day this week, and Chinese New Year, and we had our Elective Day today (students picked a fun activity to do inside or outside the school). It was exhausting but so fun, we had… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #30- BOOM Cards, Sight Word Center, Valentine’s Day and More!
Today I am having my first ever guest blog post! I am so excited to have my friend Jenn from Books and Bytes join us to discuss Mystery Skype and how she has used it with kindergarten students. I have already learned so much from Jenn while working with her these past few months, and… Continue reading GUEST BLOG POST- Mystery Skype: Kindergarten Style!
Our students have been learning how to use a Sphero for the past few weeks. A Sphero is robotic toy that is controlled through apps and makes it easy for students to learn robotic basics and how to code. This is some of the things we did in our classroom with the Sphero, and some… Continue reading Sphero Robotic Toy in the Kindergarten Classroom
Last school year, I had begun to use QR codes in our classroom (see this post if you want to see what we did). They linked back to audio files of students explaining their work. We attached it to artwork that the students had done, so anyone entering the classroom would be able to hear… Continue reading Student Voice in the Kindergarten Classroom
Since beginning my career in kindergarten 3 years ago, I have struggled to find ways to document authentic student voices in the classroom. We have some students that are able to write their thoughts and ideas, but others who are still unable to write without assistance. Some students are great at drawing to share their… Continue reading Using QR Codes to Document Student Learning
Our school has made a real push to use more technology in the classroom. Particularly in kindergarten classrooms, we were told to make our use of technology at the point of instruction more apparent. We have 2 desktop computers and 2 iPads in our classrooms at all times and we can sign out laptops and… Continue reading Subtraction Stories and Technology
Technology in the classroom can be a lifesaver. It can save time, energy and our sanity. I don't know what teachers did before Pinterest or YouTube, let alone before computers! These are my top 3 tools that I use on an (almost) daily basis. You might have heard of these already, but just in case… Continue reading My Top 3 Technology Tools for the Classroom