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My Teacher for President!

Posted in apps, holiday, and Uncategorized

Last week in the Jackson Library, first graders read My Teacher for President by Winters and looked at similarities between their teacher’s job with the president’s job. At the tables, they wrote about what their teacher would do as president. We used festisite to put the teachers’ faces on twenty dollar bills. Scroll through to read their papers!

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my teacher bb
my teacher bbd 2
Festisite to put faces on money
ms c
writing paper 
Comparing jobs
my t for president

Words Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted in apps, holiday, nonfiction lesson, picture book lesson, and technology

Last week in the Jackson Library, third graders listened to Martin’s Big Words by Rappaport and then wrote their own words to guide their decisions. We discussed the power Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s words had to activate peaceful change in America. Then they used the PathOn app to create a shape or freestyle design for their words with their photo. They wrote a rough draft of their sentence/phrase first and I approved them before they were given an iPad. I love how they utilized the filters and fonts! 



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Martin’s Big Words


Posted in apps, and bilingual

This new year in the Jackson Library, we are thinking of how to describe our goals in one word. Fifth graders thought of their word to live by and used PicCollage EDU to showcase it. I love their choices! When they finished, they were to write their one word in Google’s Music Lab Song Maker and set it to music! 

Our One Word Idea from @melisa_hayes

canva art: Our NY Res 2019


one word






Chrome Music Lab – Song Maker

song maker

4th Grade
4th grade one word
Music Maker Google
Click ‘play’ to hear the ‘song’! 
This idea is from @Lynne_Owen

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Nonfiction Text Features with Third Grade

Posted in apps, nonfiction lesson, and reading skills

Third graders had fun creating talking nonfiction text features using the Chatterkid Pix app in the library before winter break. They were to explain the purpose of the text feature and to give concrete examples in a first person voice. They had so much fun! When they finished, they played Sara Malchow’s BeeBot Robot Nonfiction Text Features Game. (see link to her TPT store below)

Chatterkid Pix app
nonfiction text features lesson

Sarah Malchow's TPT store
Beebot Game from Sara Malchow’s TPT Store

BeeBot Game

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