Wednesday, January 23, 2013

100th Day of School

Today my students are 100 days smarter! :) I am so proud of all their hard work so far this year.  For the 100th day of school we were able to Skype with a principal in California by using FaceTime. We have been studying ocean habitats in science and so this morning the students were actually able to see the ocean live. We used Mr. Badura's iPad and the principal used her cell phone to connect us halfway across the country. We used FaceTime so that the students were able to see the ocean live. One of the first things my students asked was, "WHAT is that sound???" They were referring to the sound of the ocean in the background. Yesterday we came up with 8 questions to ask about California or the ocean. Eight of my students got to walk up to the iPad and ask Ms. Clark their question. Here are a few pictures from our Skype this morning!

The iPad was projected on my Smartboard through a reflection app on Mr. Badura's iPad. What you are seeing on the Smartboard was live video footage of the ocean. 
Here is a picture of the principal answering our questions about the ocean. 

Here is a picture of exactly what beach Ms. Clark was on this morning!

My students LOVED seeing the ocean live and talking with Ms. Clark about California! If you are a teacher, I HIGHLY recommend that you Skype with someone in a different state!

The rest of the day we did 100 day activities. Here are a few pictures from the day!
They made 100 day hats with Mrs. Luzum. 

We sorted 100 food items using a math work mat. 

I will quickly catch you up on what else has been going on in Mrs. High's First Grade Class the past month. We are REALLY enjoying our new iPad cart in first grade.

 We have made several winter art project including a self portrait, a penguin and a writing snowman. 
Each student was able to make themselves wearing snow clothes and then painted the snow around them. Go check out to see your child's writing and art work. 

 In writing we have been working on using organization in our writing. The students made a snowman where they wrote how they would build a snowman.  The hat was their lead and the three snowballs that made up the snowman was the beginning, middle, and end of their story. They did a great job on these!!! They are currently being proudly displayed in our classroom!

I can't believe it is ALMOST February! This year is flying by.....
Looking forward to a great rest of the school year!!!

Mrs. High

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