Friday, December 18, 2015

Loving Blended Learning!

Last night I was sitting on the couch and I received an email from a student in my class that made me smile.  This is what I saw:

(The background had animated snow falling.  If someone knows how to insert a google draw with animation into Blogger please let me know.)  I want the image not the link.
Earlier in the day, I had my first graders use google draw to illustrate stories.  Then I had them share their drawings with me using the share button.  She went home and created
this and shared it with me.  
  Love Blended Learning Image result for blended learning

Monday, December 14, 2015

Place Value Gingerbread

Here is the link: Place Value Gingerbread
Read, write and represent numerals up to 120 (base ten, drawing, recording equations) (1.NBT.1,2)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

Reindeer Google Draw

                                                                Reindeer Vocabulary

Reindeer Close Read and Google Forms

We are researching Reindeer for Informational Writing and Close Reading. Before we start, we will take a poll on Poll Everywhere.  Then we will discuss the results.  The next activity will allow students to brainstorm what they already know or think about reindeer.  We will use padlet for this.   I found this differentiated reading material about reindeers  Reindeer.  Students will find it in their google classroom and read their piece with a partner.  As they are reading they will be adding new learning to their online post it board  Students can share out their post it for the class and they can discuss/ask questions etc.  I created the google form below to use as a formative assessment and when they are finished they can watch this adorable baby reindeer video.

Google Form Introduction in First Grade

So I wanted to introduce my kiddos to google forms.  Everyday my students have to take a paper cupcake and put it in a pocket chart to make their lunch choice.  They are constantly losing their cupcake.  So I decided to use a google form for choosing lunches.  I used the newest version of google forms which has some fun new gadgets.  I created the form and added in our school lunch choices.  Now when the students come in they will go into their google classroom called " Lunch " and make their lunch choice.  I can use the data during math for graphing, story problems etc.  The added benefit is that I will not have to search for cupcakes and my students will learn to use google forms.

Here it is: