Posts tagged Reading
Our friend in Washington, Julia, left us a comment that caught our attention.
These students have been fundraising and collecting books to send to children in Africa that do not have books. We don’t always think of how incredible it is to be able to get any book we want. This is a wonderful opportunity to be grateful and help make a difference in other children’s lives.
Please join with us in supporting the Bell Bulldog Readers!
Here’s what you can do:
1. Go to ChangeMySchool.com
2. Click on the Books to Africa video.
3. Click on the blue button that says, “Vote for this Video!”
4. You can vote 1 time, from each device, each day until May 31st.
Every Child Deserves a Book.
Help make a difference the life of a child!
Inspired by the amazing Mo Willems’, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, this book takes a Michigan twist. Henry Ford asks the readers to watch his Model T and remember,
Don’t Let the Bear Drive the Model T!
You won’t believe the crazy excuses this bear gives…
Written and illustrated by Mrs. Moore’s 4th grade Techie Kids.
Tell us about a book you have written with your classmates.
What other book versions would be fun to create?
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.
These books are also embedded on our eBook page. You can click on this link or find eBooks in the menu bar above.
Our classes also enjoyed playing Michael, Michael Go Recycle!
…and reading an Earth Day book on Starfall.
What did you think of our Paperless Books?
Can you share other ways that we can take care of the Earth?
How did your class celebrate Earth Day?
We love to read. So, of course, we are excited about March is Reading Month!
Our schools have many fun activities planned this month like read a cereal box day, read- a shirt day, flashlight reading, and special guest mystery readers. We explore the different reading genres in our classrooms. Our students know that we all enjoy different books. Knowing the genres helps us decide which kind of story we’d like to read next.
Here is a video last year’s Techie Kids created to help others learn about genres.
THE GENRE SONG
In our technology lab, we also explore many websites that share stories with some combination of text, audio, or video.
Here are some of our favorite reading sites.
ONLINE STORIES SQWORL
(Currently 50 links)
This is a Reading Sqworl made just for my 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
MIDDLE SCHOOL READING
Tell us about your favorite book and why you like it.
What is your favorite genre?
Can you tell us how your school celebrates reading?
Do you know of any other great reading websites to share?
Don’t you know that it’s all about the genres? The Techie Kids do. Here’s a project that we started back during “March Is Reading Month.” After seeing what Amy Burvall creates for her high school History students, Mrs. Moore was inspired to try a small scale version with our elementary classes. We hope you are inspired to try something new too!
…Now let’s go and get a good book, baby!
Tell us about your favorite genre and a few books to go along with it.
Can you share an elementary topic that we could make another music video for?
If you give the Techie Kids inspiration, chances are they’ll create something amazing! That’s just what we’ve been doing. Inspired by Laura Numeroff’s If You Give A Mouse A Cookie series, we decided to create our own version.
This story is a collaboration between our Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grade classes.
Here is our First Edition Publication of,
IF YOU GIVE A MONKEY A PINEAPPLE
Have you ever written a book before?
If you were to create another book in this series, what would it be called?
We sure do love to read! Here’s a peek at some long overdue slideshows that we made showing how much fun we can have with reading. Enjoy!
Can you tell us about your favorite book or series?
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!