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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunshine Award 2011

Thanks so much to Marlana at Lil' Country Kindergarten for the adding me to her list of blogs.

Rules for accepting this award:
1.  Thank the person who gave this award and write a post!
2.  Answer the questions.
3.  Pass the award to 10-12 fabulous bloggers, link their blogs, and let them know!

What is my....

  • Favorite animal?  Dogs: We have four!

  • Favorite color?  Green: Just check my blog!
  • Favorite number?  26: Our anniversary
  • Favorite drink?  Carbonated Water, Diet Coke
  • Facebook or Twitter?  Facebook
  • Passion?  Family, Friends, and Teaching
  • Giving or getting presents?  Definitely Giving
  • Favorite day?  Friday: Everyone is so happy and excited
  • Favorite flower?  Hydrangeas
It was hard to narrow it down, but here are some of my favs:

      Monday, November 21, 2011

      Fun with ebooks!

      Viewing my Google Reader account each day in the summer months took a lot of time. I found so many wonderful things! It is interesting to see the changes in our blogging habits when the school year starts. I am reading a lot less and posting only once a month. It is a bittersweet change!

      One item that I had found in a previous blog post was a link to Flipsnack. My kindergarten students were just starting a unit on change. We were discussing the past, present, and future. I had a difficult time finding resources. So, we decided to create our own book for this unit. Creating the book in a digital format was a great way to show how times have changed.

      I have heard of the kiddos using iPads to create the illustrations. I wanted to give my kids a little more drawing room, so I had them create the drawings on our SMARTBoard. Each student illustrated a page. We had written the text together as part of our group work. All that was left was to upload the PDF version of the document. 

      We had a great time. I hope you enjoy our ebook and have the opportunity to create one with your group. It is a lot of fun!