2014 – 2015 Week 10

WEEK 10!

This week, my Kindergarten classes participated in Read for the Record. I do this every year…this year, the book was Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells. We learned about the author/illustrator and then we read the book. After reading Bunny Cakes, students worked in pairs to “bake and decorate” a cake for someone they care about using the free Cake Maker! app on the iPad. Some of them made very cute cakes.

The 1st grade class who is participating in the Global Read Aloud had a week off because their partner class is on Fall Break. We’ll be back in the swing of things with Ish by Peter Reynolds soon.

5th grade Media Technology students started learning about Garageband on the iPads. Our Technology Integration Specialist led them through this lesson. We had them record a poem or joke from some Halloween/Fall books I pulled and then add music to their recording. No one finished, so we’ll be working on that the next time we meet too.

A 3rd grade class that is participating in the Global Read Aloud tested out KidBlogs on Thursday. Their teacher posted a question for them to answer as a comment on her blog. They each have their own log in, so we hope to move on to the kids maybe having their own blogs and perhaps commenting on posts from kids who are reading the same book.

On Friday, I headed to St. Paul, MN for the SLJ Leadership Summit. This “conference” deserves its own post, so that will be coming soon.

How was your week?



About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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