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Mother's Day Videos

posted May 2, 2013, 12:29 PM by   [ updated May 12, 2013, 1:34 AM ]

We're going to make a movie on our iPads as a Mother's Day thank you.  Here's how:

Day 1

  1. Think of a time when your mom did something great for you.
  2. Use Drawing Pad to draw a picture to illustrate that story!  You can draw a few pictures if you need to. Remember to save your pictures!
  3. Use the camera to take a picture of yourself.

Day 2

Today we'll tell our Tell your story using Educreations!
  1. Open the Educreations app on your iPad
  2. Add the picture you drew to the Educreations page
  3. Add another page and drop in the next picture, repeating until you're done
  4. Add the picture of yourself on the last page.
  5. Go back to the first page and start press record.
  6. Tell your story in three steps.  You can always pause to think about what you want to say next.
    1. Introduction: Say your name and what the story is about
    2. Story: Tell your story with lots of details!  What happened and how did it make you feel?  Move through different pictures if you had more than 1.
    3. Thanks: Go to the last page.  Thank your mom for what she did for you!
  7. Save and upload your story
As you might guess, this is a lot for 1st graders!  While we handled Day 1 on our own, we had some help from the class of 2013 on Day 2.

Student Videos

Happy Mother's Day!  Click here to see the gallery of student videos.

Parts of Plants

posted Apr 18, 2013, 11:23 AM by   [ updated Apr 18, 2013, 11:23 AM ]

One of the best parts of having iPads at school is that we can take Technology class outside!  Today we took a trip down to the Garden of Blessings so that 1st graders could take pictures of plants and flowers.  Then we labelled the pictures with all the parts we know from Science.  You can see the collection by clicking the image below.

Spring Potpourri

posted Apr 11, 2013, 9:19 AM by   [ updated Apr 11, 2013, 9:19 AM ]

Odd and Even Numbers

posted Mar 14, 2013, 9:03 AM by   [ updated Mar 14, 2013, 9:03 AM ]

This flipchart is full of exercises for students to work on classifying numbers between odd and even.  Below is my special version for 1st graders to use in the lab.

Animal Books

posted Mar 8, 2013, 10:37 AM by   [ updated Mar 19, 2013, 9:19 PM ]

We're going to create a digital book using Hyperstudio and the template below.  On each page, add a picture of your animal.  If you can't find a picture for each page, you can draw one.  Then, write the answer to the questions on each page.

How to Download Student Animal Books

Animal books were saved as a "Stack to Go" that will play on any Mac computer.  If you don't have a Mac and still want to see your child's animal book, contact Mr. Dreyfus-Pai for special instructions!

  1. Click here to open the folder of Animal Books
  2. Click on your Child's Animal Book
  3. Ignore the hundreds of files listed and go to File --> Download
  4. Unzip the downloaded file
  5. Open the Stack to Go and enjoy!

Animal Riddles

posted Mar 4, 2013, 8:14 AM by   [ updated Mar 20, 2013, 4:31 PM ]

Students wrote animal riddles and drew a picture of their animal.  In technology class, we recorded their riddles using Educreations.  You can see their riddles here:

Spelling List 1/21/13

posted Jan 24, 2013, 9:22 AM by   [ updated Jan 24, 2013, 9:22 AM ]

Survey Data

posted Jan 10, 2013, 9:23 AM by   [ updated Jan 10, 2013, 9:23 AM ]

Answer the Question Below

Spelling List

My favorite thing about Christmas...

posted Nov 29, 2012, 9:25 AM by   [ updated Nov 29, 2012, 10:12 AM ]

1.  shop
2.  shot
3.  shut
4.  rush
5.  wish
6.  fish
7.  for
8.  more
9.  from
10.  very

Spelling Words Lesson 11

posted Nov 15, 2012, 9:27 AM by   [ updated Nov 15, 2012, 9:27 AM ]

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