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Monday, April 17, 2017

Our Solar System Movie

Both of our first grades are divided into intervention groups daily for 40 minutes. These small groups use data to focus on the needs of each individual student. Ms. Buckley and I had our 2 enrichment groups combine to work on an extended research project and used various forms of technology with the students to record their work. The students used an iphone, ipad, and lavalier microphone to record their work. They used the apps called Chatter Pix Kids and Explain Everything to create a digital version of their work. You will see all this in the compiled video I stitched together of their work. I would have had the students do this also but really didn't have a device available with enough storage space on it to compile the video. We are going to challenge you to use some technology to get to the video. Use a free QR Code reader app on your Android or iphone to scan the code below and take it with you across the room or house to share with someone.  If you want to watch it here on the computer scroll below the code and watch the movie.  Either way, enjoy!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j4ksijmhn5mmzuf/Our%20Solar%20System.wmv?dl=0 

If the scan does not work for you click on the image and the movie should come up in a new window.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

At Home in the Ocean Journeys Lesson 11

This week we are living in the ocean!  We are reading about sharks from our vocabulary reader.  Our main textbook section can be found HERE.  We have completed a graphic organizer about what sharks have, what they are, and what sharks can do.  We used those facts to write a triple whammy sentence (3 ideas separated by commas in a sentence).  We used what we learned to write a paragraph about sharks, too.  After completing our paragraphs the students got eaten by a great white shark!
My co-teacher had 2 students create sharks at home and brought them to class to share.  I just had to post these awesome sharks to our page! 


 































A great white shark greets the class in room 19.
                                 Watch out for the stinging jelly fish!
I added some slow motion wave videos one morning, Jaws music another day, and scuba diving in a real coral reef video on Friday.

After reading about sea creatures we can write about them.  We will add drawings of them to our ocean mural in the hallway.
We have to have some ocean buddies to read all those good books to!
What is an ocean without a little background whale singing and calming underwater sounds?
Our ocean sight words this week that have to be memorized.
The students will make this  and add it to the shark paragraphs after writing this week.
Watch out for the big waves at the doorway!
A school of sharks soon to be Christmas gifts!  The classes will make one into a refrigerator magnet and the other into a Christmas ornament!  I be not too many parents  have sharks hanging on their Christmas trees!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Our Freedom, the Flag, and Veterans Day

We learned about our flag and our freedoms.  We wrote a paragraph about what we like about our freedom.  We used an app called "Chatter Pix" to record our work.  It was put on our main T.V. in the hallway so everyone could enjoy it.


by Slaton
by Davin
by Emma
by Aniya
by Isaac
by Cooper
by Javel
by Izzy
by Braelynn
by Destiny
by Elijah
by Kyle
We also had a Veterans Day celebration.  Our school chorus sang.  We had several veterans come from some of our students' families.
 PHS ROTC
  Aren't they cute!
 Honoring our flag ceremony by the PHS ROTC.


Our choir singing the Star Spangled Banner

Awards Ceremony for October

 We had our awards ceremony for first grade and kindergarten last week.  I just wanted to post some of the photos I took as the students received their awards. Mr. Laugh, our awesome principal, was ready with all the awards!