Our versions of the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear are nearly finished! You can see Mrs. Murphy's class project here and Mrs. Smilack's class project here. Our children's self-portraits look great, and I love the fact that by viewing the slideshows, you can put a voice with a "face." We had a lot of fun with this project, and it helped us learn more about keyboarding, develop mouse control, and learn basic computer functions.
In second grade, the children have been using the iPads to complete a couple of different activities. Firstly, they used an app called Bee-Bot to practice their programming skills. We have a Lower School robotics unit, and using this app has whet the second graders' appetites to do more with programming and giving life to inanimate objects. The Bee-Bot app offers this age group the challenge they need. Additionally, two of our second grade classes used the built-in camera on the iPads to walk around the Lower School and snap pictures of different number representations. They then created collages using an app called Pic Collage to arrange their pictures into creative number sentences. Take a look at Mrs. Smith's classwork here and Mrs. MacEwen's classwork here. Several second graders have let me know that they continue to work on Ten Marks activities as well.. Way to go!