Tongue Twisters

One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books is Fox in Socks. I just love the silly tongue twister tales. Let’s have some fun in the style of this awesome author by writing and reading some of our own. Many tongue twisters use alliteration. Alliteration is repeating a particular sound in the first syllables of a series of words or phrases. Try this strategy. Choose a letter to focus on for your alliteration. Brainstorm a list of 10-12 adjectives, nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech that begin with this letter. Try to create a short story using these words in a combination of simple and complex sentences. Share your tongue twister in a comment so we can try out your tricky tale.

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Here are 2 that Mrs. Moore tried.

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The bright, blue balloon broke loose from boy’s box.
Boy used broom to bring bright, blue balloon back to box.
Silly boy. Bright, blue balloons don’t go back in box.

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Skunk skipped to the Slippers and Shiny Shoes Store.
Skunk shouted when she spotted six, slick, slimy shoes.
Should she show the shoes to the shoppers or
Should she stop and sling the shoes into the sink?
She should stop.
Some shoes slipping. Some shoes sliding.
Skunk shook the slimy shoes ’til the strings swung into the sink
Slowly she stood on a stool, scooped up the shoes, and shoved them onto the shelf.
She began to shout and spout , “Now she can show me the shiny shoes!”

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Share one of your own tongue twister tales.
What’s a strategy we should use when writing with alliteration?

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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.

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! on PhotoPeach

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Visit Seussville to find out more about Theodor Seuss Geisel and find some fun games to play.

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Here’s a recipe you can try at home with your family.

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Click below to listen to our fantastic 1st graders sing a song about Dr. Seuss. Enjoy!

We Love To Read! from Kelly Moore on Vimeo.


Mobile Learning Devices


The Kindergarten and First Grade students have been talking about mobile learning devices.

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Here are some of the connections we made, ideas we shared, and new vocabulary we learned.

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It is amazing!

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Your finger acts like a mouse on the iPod Touch.

Your finger acts like a mouse on the SMARTBoard too.

Big SMARTBoards are good for lots of people to see at the same time.

Big SMARTBoards are good for seeing from far away.

Small iPod’s are good because you can take it with you. You can’t take a big SMARTBoard on vacation.

You can read books on an iPod Touch.

You can read books on a SMARTBoard.

You can read books on the computer.

You can read books on an iPad.

You can read books on a Nook.

You can read books on a Kindle.

You can read books on an eReader.

You can read books from the library.

It is still good to read regular books. Technology just gives us more possibilities and lets us have a choice.

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Can you share your experience with mobile learning devices?

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What is your favorite App?

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Can you share an example of when it’s a good idea to use technology and when it’s a good idea to use something traditional?

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Happy Birthday!

Sure it’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday today, (and you will find some fun links below) but did you know that we have another birthday to celebrate today?

The Techie Kids are 1 year old!

  

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I just realized that our blog has been up and running for the past 12 months. I can’t believe how much we’ve learned! We have met some amazing students and some fantabulous educators!

Thank you to all who have been a part of this journey.

 

For a bit of fun, here are some of the past year’s highlights…

 

During this time, we have had

1,158 comments

and

19,ooo hits

on our site!

 

We’ve had visits from

all 50 states in the U.S.

and

72 countries

from around the world!

I remember noticing how other blogs had such spotty ClustrMaps. I didn’t know if anyone outside of our school would ever visit!

 

Click on the highlighted links below to view a few of our past posts…

 

Our first post ever- Welcome!

 

Book Recommendations

 

Fabulous Author Websites

 

Making Connections with Skype!

 

Paperless Book

 

Kindergarten First Weather Forecast

 

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

 

Skyping with 2KJ

 

Sunshine Makes the Seasons

 

Mammals and Echolocation

 

 

Since it is Dr. Seuss’ birthday too, we can have some Cat in the Hat fun by revisiting these links.

 

Seussville 

Suessville

 

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! 

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Green Eggs and Ham Retellings Photo Story 

 

Green Eggs and Ham Retellings Slideshow

 

 

Thank you for helping the Techie Kids grow into global learners!

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What are some of your favorite posts from this past year?

 

Do you have any favorite memories to share?

 

What advice could you share with the Techie Kids to strengthen them as global learners?

 
 
 
 
 
 

Green Eggs & Ham Retellings

The Kindergarten classes have worked very hard on their retellings. They have practiced beginning, middle, and end. The students also talked about details of a story. Take a look at their written retellings complete with pictures. Listen as they each narrate their project.

 

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Enjoy!

Dosenberger Retellings

Green Eggs and Ham Retellings

We love Green Eggs and Ham! Our Kindergarten classes listened to the story and practiced their retelling skills. We talked about beginning, middle, and end. The children used Kid Pix 4 to illustrate their retelling with drawing tools or stamps. Then they showed us their Kindergarten writing by making text to go along with their pictures. We hope you enjoy our projects!

 

View more presentations from Mrs. Moore.

Author Scavenger Hunt

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Hey everybody! Our third grade classes are working on an Author Scavenger Hunt. Check out some of the cool things we learned.

  • Its actually suprising that Dr. Seuss would be 106 years old! –Peyton
  • Dave Pilkey was actully a salesman when he was younger! ~Leah
  • Jeff Kinney was born on 1971 in Maryland and went to University in the 1990’s!~Alex
  • Diray of a wimpy kid was released on April 2007.~Ally
  • Dr.Seuss is relly his name but he is an unaffechle Doctor~Sabrina
  • Do you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Well if you do you should go and see the movie!!!!!!!! It comes out on March 19, 2010. It looks really good!!!!-Haley
  • The Pigeons birthday is on April fools day.Austin
  • Did you know J.K  Rowling is a girl? Andria

Cool Huh?