Mrs. Moore went to an awesome education conference this past weekend called, EdCamp Detroit. It was full of amazing Michigan educators who love helping students learn! We had many great conversations and shared a whole bunch of cool ideas. When I told Mr. Medvinsky we were creating How-To videos, he shared a cool app with me called,SnapGuide. Guess what? I loved it and couldn’t wait to share it in class!
We jumped right in and made our first guide. Take a look at what our 1st graders created. Each photo is captioned and there are even videos at the end.
In celebration of Earth Day this past April 22nd, we made our third annual Paperless Earth Day books. You can see our past Earth Day books by clicking here (Earth Day 2011) and here (Earth Day 2012) . We used KidPix4 and TuxPaint to illustrate our ideas. Take a peek at some ways we take care of the Earth.
The Techie Kids love celebrating March is Reading Month. We always begin by wishing Dr. Seuss a Happy Birthday! Our students (and teachers) enjoy dressing up in our beloved character gear and reading our favorite rhyming texts.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! on PhotoPeach
Visit Seussville to find out more about Theodor Seuss Geisel and find some fun games to play.
Here’s a recipe you can try at home with your family.
Click below to listen to our fantastic 1st graders sing a song about Dr. Seuss. Enjoy!
We are photographers and global learners. Now we want to learn to speak French! The first grade Techie Kids were so excited to be able to talk with Mrs. Lynch’s class in Quebec, Canada.
We loved that they knew how to speak French. Our class asked them how to say a couple of words and phrases and Room 102 translated it for us.
I like to play with my friends. J’aime jouer avec mes amis.
I like to play on the computer.J’aime jouer sur l’ordinateur.
I like to eat.J’aime manger.
I had a holiday yesterday. J’ai eu un jour férié hier.
Their language is beautiful!
After our time together, the Techie Kids kept talking about other languages. I shared a story with them about when I was shopping in the Grand Bazaar in Turkey. Each of the shop owners talked to the people who were passing by to encourage them to visit their stall. One of the owners went through 7 different languages trying to get my attention. I was amazed! We think it is a wonderful idea to learn more than one language.
Here are a couple of games to help us begin to learn words in French.
Fruits and Vegetables in French
Foods in Spanish
This is a bonus Spanish language game.
Thanks for helping us learn globally!
What languages are spoken in your family?
What strategy could you suggest to help others learn to speak another language?
Where in the world is 2KJ? Well, that’s what our 1st grade classes found out today. We used Google Earth to locate our Blogging Buddies in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It was so cool to watch the Earth spin and zoom across the ocean! Their class is very far away, but we get to know them through our blog. We think that’s pretty special.
The 1st Grade classes had some Earth Dayfun playing games like Michael, Michael, Go Recycle and reading about how we can help take care of our planet on Time for Kids. Take a look at our Paperless Books with 1st grader eco-friendly tips.