Reading <3

Please be sure that you are folliwng our google slide below that documents all of the read aloud’s we have done this year so far. We have already read so many picture books aloud! We love reading. Make sure to ask your child which  one was their favorite and why!

Skype

Today we Skyped with a class in Pennsylvania about Fish in a Tree. Students drew pictures of characters in the book and the other students had to guess who their characters were. The details the students added to their drawings were great! The details they added showed us they are listening to the details of the story. We loved FISH IN A TREE!

 

Thanks!

Ms. Gray

Cool Kids

We are finishing up our Global Read Aloud. We have enjoyed this journey. The kids have loved the book and the message that comes along with it. We closely read the lyrics to “cool kids” by Echosmith. We talked about what the lyrics meant, and how they relate to the main character in the story, Ally.

The song promotes the fact that you don’t need to be a certain type of kid to be happy. The lyrics question the need to be a “cool kid” and points out its best to be yourself.

Please see video below and be sure to talk to your child about this at home.

Thanks!

Animoto

Today we started working on Animoto video’s. Animoto is a cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows. The kids are totally engaged and so excited to make videos. Yesterday and today I introduced the program and showed them how to create a video. The students were then able to play around with it. They learned how to upload pictures and add captions. Please excuse misspelled words as today was just a practice run. We are so excited to use this program more to create book trailers, summaries, etc.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Believe it or not, we are coming up on conferences! Conferences this year will take place the week of December 7th. A few of you have already signed up at open school night. Please click the link below to sign up if you haven’t already. Just pick a time and add your name 🙂

Thank you! FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!!! (you will be meeting with both myself and Mrs. Farrell during the conference time)

Conference sign up sheet