Mrs. Benson’s first graders first discussed with a partner & as a class what qualities make a good leprechaun. Next they wrote an answer to the question, “Why would you make a good leprechaun?” (You can find that recording sheet here.) Finally, students used the ChatterPix Kids app to record themselves reading their sentences. Enjoy their work!
Mrs. Benson’s 1st graders watched a video story of Clifford’s First Snow Day. Next they used Popplet to make a graphic organizer of what they would need for a snow day with Clifford. Popplet can be used online or as an app on a mobile device. Their work was compiled via a Photos slideshow on a Macbook. Enjoy their work!
Mrs. Benson’s students recently participated in the worldwide Hour of Code event to celebrate Computer Science Education week. (Click the embeded links to learn more about these events.) When students work on coding, they are learning to collaborate with others, developing critical thinking and problem solving skills, just like they do at nation 21, learning how computers and programming works and having fun! Some of the coding apps we use are: