Sunday, October 28, 2012

A few things we have been doing

We have been doing a bunch of things in class over the last month and a half or so that I haven't taken the time to write about.

Here a just a few favorite:

The kids loved International Dot Day. They made watercolor dots on paper and we put them in a swirly got frame. Then they made some digital dots using our new iPads. They also helped our first grade reading buddies make dots on the iPads as well as all the kindergarten stuednts in the school. It was a fabulous day.

They enjoyed participating in the annual OREO project. We had some great stackers this year. We figured out our class average and submitted it along with tons of other classes. If you haven't ever done this one before it is great fun. Projects by Jen also hosts a fabulous Holiday Card Exchange in case you might be interested.

Our Student Teacher, Ms. King, Ivan and I
We have been reading The One and Only Ivan as part of the Global Read Aloud project. Unfortunately we got pretty far behind with the schedule so we didn't participate as much as my previous classes have done. They still have been enjoying the book and the activities.

The kids performed their grade level musical, Music and Me,  for the school during the day and then an evening performance for the parents. That did such a great job and I was very proud of them.

Currently we are doing a two week unit about Greek mythology. I will definitely have to share a bit about that soon with some pictures since I forgot that camera at school. The kids are totally loving it.

This week we have our field trip to the Stone Mountain Indian Festival and Pow-Wow. This was a great time last year so I hope it is this year as well.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Currently October

I am a little late to the party but...  better late than never :-)


Wanting - I am working on my reading endorsement add on to my teaching certificate. I have been enjoying the class and definitely leaving quite a bit. So far all the assignments have been individual work and that works out since we are from many different schools. The final project however is a group on. Most groups have three or four people by mine only has two of us. The first night we were supposed to work together my partner was late for class and we only got 10 minutes to figure out who would do each part. Last week we were supposed to share what we had done so far and she said she hadn't had a chance yet but that she would definitely take care of it and email me during the week. We are supposed to present on Tuesday and I still haven't heard anything from here. Ugh!

Needing - We are having a consultant from the area educational technology center work with our students on Tuesday to create movies using our new cart of ipads. I agreed that I would set up Dropbox on all of them before the session and now I have to go make good on the promise.

Book - I love Cynthia Rylant's writing style and this is a great mentor text for fall.