Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Let's Make Patterns (using the computer)

You are going to use tuxpaint today to make some fabulous patterns, listen below to hear what to do.

Hi, from Mrs.McMahon

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wow, a first for me!

On Tuesday, we ventured to the computer lab, with out our Grade 3 buddies. This was a big deal, because we had to use our own "secret code" to get into the computers. We had to learn to hit the CTR, ALT and Delete keys in proper order and then put in our user name and password. This was a huge feat and most did it with minimal help! When we got in we traveled to our school website, then the Kindergarten page and then to this blog. They all did this on their own while watching me on a large screen. Technology is a part of world and these little ones love it. Just think of the letter recognition skills having to find the right letters of the "secret code."
We also visited tuxpaint and the kids loved it. This is a free download that you can download for your child to utilize at home. Just click on tuxpaint and it will take you to the download link.
Also, paper copies of keyboards have been coming home, we are using these to practice hitting the CTR, ALT, DELETE keys and finding specific letters and numbers.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Good site for letter learning...

Found this letter learning site with the help of Kathy Cassidy, a Grade 1 teacher in Saskatchewan. This will give great reinforcement to learning all those letters.
Alphabet Games

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My Shining Stars of 2009

2009...that is a pretty big concept when you are only five. We have been discussing the new year and thought we would start off with deciding what we really want to learn in 2009, so here is it (enjoy)...
*Luke wants to meet more letter people.
*Madison wants to learn to print the letter 2.
*Mercedes wants to learn to make playdough.
*Reese wants to learn about bears and how to make pancakes.
*Kyanna wants to learn how to take care of puppies.
*Brittyn wants to learn about stars and how to bake cookies.
*Austin wants to learn how to build cars.
*Layton wants to learn about dirtbiking.
*Grace wants to learn how to sew a doll.
*Ian wants to learn about skiing.
*Zackery wants to learn more about the ABC's.
*Noah wants to learn to bake cupcakes.
*Joselyn wants to learn about potatoes.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Let's go back to school!

We start back to school on Tuesday, January 6th. The kids know the routines, they know the expectations, just watch their learning take off in 2009!