Making Comics

This week, as part of the Global Read Aloud, we read Exclamation Mark. We talked about when we use exclamation marks and then the students all used an app called Book Creator to make a very short comic. All of the comics have exclamation marks! You can see each student’s creation on their blog. Here are a couple to tantalize you.


This week we we’ve been learning about programming and robots. We tried writing programming instructions for each other and then played a programming game called Kodable.


Today, we got to try programming a real robot.


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…And We’re Back!

Wow! Where did that first week of school go? The students were busy getting to know their new classmates and the new routines in our classroom. Here are some highlights.

Meeting our new iPads…


Building our reading stamina…


Learning to read a book all by ourselves…


And watching Mr. Silversides turn into Sid the Clown…


We’re looking forward to many more great weeks together.

Looking for Shapes

This week we have been documenting the 2D and 3D shapes we have found in our classroom and around the school. You can find a record of each child’s learning about shapes on his or her blog. The student’s blog are all linked on the right hand side.

Taking Pictures of Shapes

Finding 3D Shapes

Taking pictures of Shapes

Showing Our Learning

The students are becoming more and more independent and proficient at choosing a tool and showing their learning with their iPads. As you can see by the picture below, they think it is important to get just the right angle when taking a picture of a non-digital artifact! Check out the learning on their blogs about digraphs that they were taking pictures of.

Taking Photos