Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy Holidays

I'm here, I'm here, I'm here!!
Boy have I been gone a long time or what!! I have been terribly busy with finishing a class and turning in finals, Christmas shopping, entertaining my two boys during their holiday vacation all while being nauseated (I will spare you the gruesome details) and trying to stay awake long enough to have fun during my Christmas break.

Being 9 weeks pregnant, getting my masters, being a mother to my 2 boys, a wife to my husband, blogging, facebooking, etc. seems like it is going to be the most challenging time in my life.
Oh and did I mention that I am turning the BIG----3----0 on January 12th! NOOOOOOOOO!  I can't even put the three in front of the zero with out freaking out! LOL!

My twenties were so much fun, both my sons were born in my twenties, I got married in my twenties, I received my bachelor's degree when I was in my twenties, we bought our first house in my twenties, and I was awarded TEACHER of the YEAR in my twenties!! What more could a girl ask for?

And let's not forget I started blogging, pinning, and facebooking in my twenties.  Whoa, what is 3    0   going to bring?  I know one thing is for sure!  A new addition to our family!  And yes we are really hoping PINK PINK PINK!!
I am hoping that I won't be missing in action for so many days again! Don't forget about me, I am still here!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Convection WHAT?

EDLD 5363 Collaborative Assignment

EDLD 5363 Weeks 3, 4, & 5 Reflections

WOW! I have loved this coarse because of the collaboration that it makes it's students do.  I joined a phenomenal group that works hard and communicates all week.  I love that we had a facebook class page and we constantly group messaged each other.  At the beginning of this coarse I thought it would be impossible to find a group and when would we all be able to be online at the same time with all of our different schedules.  We managed to make it work thanks to facebook, and google docs.  We had multiple trial and errors when making significant decisions.  We had a group leader named Travis who was a phenomial leader.  He guided me, reassured me, and  encouraged me! What a leader!! 
End the end I recorded my voice on Audacity and then had to convert those sound bites to an mp3 format to email to Travis so he could do the final edits to our video narrration.    I have seen our video several times and I love it! Especially because this video, scipting, animation, audio, shot list, etc was all done via internet collaboration. Imagine what we could have done in a college library together!
We are in our last week of our coarse! I cannot not wait to feel the accomplishment of turning in the last assignment of week 5 and then enjoy my Christmas vacation.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sum it up with QR CODES

Sum it up with QR Codes!
Kindergarten  3rd Quarter
During our Math Sums lessons, students will find QR codes available all around the classroom.  Each QR code will either have a youtube video, graphic, or actual problem to work on.  Students will be paired in twos with a clip board, pencil, iPad, and QR Reader app.

                                   I am 4.

Scan this QR Code for a cool Sum it up song.

I am 3.

Video: Reteach, check for understanding

Table Work:


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

TREEmendous Christmas

Wishing everyone a "Tree"mendous Christmas!!
December is in full effect and we are learning so much.  We only have 12 more days until our Christmas Break kicks off, and we have tons to do!
Here are a few activities we have completed so far with a bit of help from pinterest and Teachers pay teachers.

Hand Christmas Trees

 Class Hand Christmas Tree, each ornament has the first letter of each student's name with their self portrait right next to it.

Brown paper bag Gingerbread Houses. (Incentive Bags)