Friday, March 22, 2013

Loving QR Codes!!!

My class just loves to use QR codes! Talk about engagement!....My kids really get busy and stay on task anytime they can use an iPad to scan a QR code.
     This week we have learned how to use quotation marks. This activity was borrowed from my friend Lindsay at Mrs. Miller's Monkey Business.
     The kiddos scanned the code which took them to a comic strip. They read the comic and copied it, adding quotation marks and the speaker's name.
     I was able to move around the room and give "mini lessons" to those needing help. I have to tell you, they learned more from this 40 minute lesson than they have all week doing the language worksheets we normally do.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy Birthday, Dr. Suess!!!

Theodor Seuss Geisel was by far one of the most creative Geniuses of his time! Without a doubt! His birthday is one of my favorite days of the year. We all dressed up as Thing 1 or Thing 2 and listened to his stories all day. What makes a Dr. Suess story sound even better? Having your mom or dad read it to the class.
Which book was our favorite?
We followed up our story time by writing about our favorite Dr. Suess book. I think they did a great job! After all that work we needed a Suessy Snack!
Days like these are excellent opportunities to include families and friends. Mr. John, Mrs. Paige, and Preston made this day extra special for us. I think they enjoyed it too!


Is it possible for second graders to use Edmodo??? I kept hearing my middle and high school teacher friends talk about posting on Edmodo, so I decided to see what all the commotion was about. I set up an Edmodo group, signed my kiddos up, and sha-zam!...they are addicted!!! Really, they are going home, logging in, and posting. I am amazed at how excited they get when I give them a quiz on Edmodo. I can post class presentations for students to review at home, along with assignments and quizzes. There are so many possibilities!!!