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Talented Teacher Time (315 out of 365) #blogaday

This teacher is doing so much in her classroom! Way to go 🙂 I really want to strive to be THIS successful when I get my license and become an elementary teacher. I love this iPad work and shape activities as well – the students are really getting to explore the shapes and question each other with the headbands. Well done “im4students!”

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run-turkey-timeWe did A LOT of learning on our iPads this week.  We created Keynote presentations about shapes,  we learned how to read eBooks on our iPads and discovered how to access a new app we will begin using in our classroom called eBackpack.  See?  We did a lot of good learning on our iPads!  But . . . that’s not where the learning stopped.  We also played a shape game, listened to an author read aloud to us, and continued to write our teaching books.  Continue to read below to see us in action!  Also, be sure to read about our upcoming ABC123 Night – you don’t want to miss it!  Thanks for visiting our blog!

  • Conversation Starters
  • Math Work – Shape Presentations, Games and a Snack
  • iPad Learning
  • Visiting Kirkwood Author
  • ABC123 Night!
  • REPEAT – Kirkwood Public Library:
  • A Smile for You!

Conversation Starters:

  • This week, you heard another book that has been…

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Christmas with children (312 out of 365) #blogaday

Today, we started some holiday crafts – the families can buy the plate that their child made. I was in the 2 year old class, and they made Christmas trees or snowmen with their feet! It turned out very cute 🙂 I’m surprised we are incorporating the Winter holidays in the curriculum. I am used to trying to avoid it so families don’t feel left out. There was one Jewish girl in the class, and she was the only one to do a snowman (if these go on the wall before families order their plates, it might make her stand out). I really like the idea, but since the children are so young, we wanted to take away the choice element to give them more continuity. feet trees post

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Curiosity in children (311 out of 365) #blogaday

https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/the-future-belongs-to-the-curious-how-are-we-bringing-curiosity-into-school/

This article stuck out to me because curiosity is something that many teachers skip over in the rush of getting through the lessons. During a whole group discussion, it can be difficult to allow students to discover the connections between concepts – I try to encourage it during my small group activities. With fewer children, they can start to feed off each other in a quicker sense rather than one student taking over. I really hope enough children are thinking on their own, and not just being spoon-fed information.

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Bringing back books (308 out of 365) #blogaday

http://www.teachpreschool.org/2010/02/making-books-with-children/

I looked back at this link recently because I still want to incorporate making books somewhere into the curriculum, but I’m not sure how yet – maybe when Bessie (the traveling teddy bear) comes in mid-December 🙂 We could all come up with mini stories to her, and practice more of our letters. It would maybe be incorporated into small groups or afternoon circle to teach more about writing. making books

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Playing Pandora (306 out of 365) #blogaday

I have always listened to Pandora, but mainly on my computer – I love that it involves artists like the main playlist you chose. I finally added it to my phone and am really enjoying it 🙂 It is the new thing that I will put on while doing housework and showering! Having it on my phone allows me to bring it around in a more portable way. Yay phone apps!

I posted TWO today because I forgot to do it last night before I went to bed 😮 pandora post