Thursday, February 11, 2016

Gigantosaurus by Jonny Duddle

My new favorite book! What a great lesson - it teaches about honesty. Bonehead is the main character!  
My students absolutely adore this book!!!


Love, love, love this app!!! It's a fantastic way to communicate with parents through class stories, private messaging, video clips & comments. It's a behavioural report app as well but I love how you can communicate all the awesome things that are happening in your class to parents. Parents, kids & I love it!!! Win/win for everyone!!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Going Places

This is a great book for kids to see that there is more than one way to solve a problem and that you don't have to follow along blindly like a sheep.  Use your imagination and smarts and you can do anything!!!  A great message for anyone!!!  Another book to add to my list of favourites!

Brief Thief

This book is one of my new favourites!  It has a great message about listening to your conscience and doing the right thing, even when others aren't looking... A fantastic message for kids! And to top it all off, it's hilarious and will keep any child interested - whether you are 5 or 55! Love it!!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Another Great Book

Love this book!  It's hilarious!  Three carnivores are tired of being teased for being who they are.  They have feelings too you know!  A great book to talk about differences and that everyone should be accepted for who they are.  You could have your students write their own version of the story using different carnivores, or maybe they want to write about herbivores or vegetarians... Another writing activity you could have them do would be to write a diary from the point of view of an animal for a weeks span, telling all about the exciting events of their days and letting everyone know about how they feel when things happen in their lives.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Favorite Apps So Far...

Love this app for creating videos for my kids!

A great app for spelling and word creation.

Create a cartoon.

This app is awesome - it costs a bit but it's totally worth it.  Kids can go to various islands & choose books to place in thier backpack to read.  This app also has educational videos.  LOVE it!!!

Who doesn't love Starfall???  A great app for beginning readers and children who are learning to read!

Sign up for Raz-Kids for reading!  A great tool for home reading & reading programs at school.  I adore this one too!!!  There's a cost to this one too, but it's worth it!

These apps are great for stories & reading.   Kids can choose to read on thier own or read along.  Words are highlighted as they are read.  There are many free stories to choose from.

A great app for kids telling a story.  You simply have the child dictate thier story & it writes the words for you.  Editing will be required.

One of my most favortie apps of all time!!!  The kids love this one!  Add a picture into the story & voila your name & face are included in storytime!  Everyone wants a turn at it!  There is one free story included & you can buy other stories for $7.00.  WORTH IT!!!

These are apps by Collins.  You can read a story & create one of your own.  The stories provided are a little boring, but you can jazz your own story up!  They are free & the story creator section is VERY good!!!

What are your favorite apps for learning & education?  I'd love to know!  Please add your favorites to the "comment" section so I can check them out!