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Rotation #26- Neighborhood Map Machine

‚ÄčApril 22-30 Rotation #25- Ted Harrison Inspired Art
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April 14-21 Rotation #24- Parts of A Flower- KidPix
The students wil brainstorm all of the parts of a flower and what one needs to grow. The teacher will demonstrate an illustration of a flower and label all of the parts associated with it.
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April 6- April 13 Rotation #23- Kidspiration- Make a Rule
Function Machines are part of the 1st grade math curriculum and students need to master this skill. In tech lab, we'll be working on making rules by using a house as a model. The students will open the template created in their folder and use the text box to fill in the numbers on the top two houses. The numbers on the bottom houses can be filled in with any rule that they'd like to create.

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March 25-April 1 Rotation #22- Kidspiration and Number Sentences (Models)
Mrs. Harris will demonstrate what a number model is and finding all of the available facts that result in the number 5
Example
5
2+3, 4+1, 5+0, 6-1, 7-2, 10-5
After giving the example, the students will be shown how to make Number Sentence webs in Kidspiration by using bubbles.
They will create 2 of them on the page, put their name on it and learn how to change the fill and line colors of the bubbles.
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March 17- March 24 Rotation #21- Voicethread
Day 3- the students will finalize their "Important Things About Spring" project by recording their voicethread.
Example:

Feb 22-March 5 Rotation #19 and #20- The Important Things About Spring...
Day 1-The students will listen as Mrs. Harris reads The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. Afterwards, the students will brainstorm all of the words that they can think about that remind them of Spring. Once we complete our brainstorming web, the students will pick one word from the web and create their own important book page for that one word. Each child will be given a handout (located in the learning links) and they are to complete it by using the same structure as in the book.
Day 2- The students will illustrate

Feb 11-Feb 19 Rotation #18- The Things I Love...kidspiration
First Graders will go to their folder and open the kidspiration file named The things I love...
After demonstrating to the class how to drag objects into their heart and label it, the students will work on their own.
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Template

Teacher Example

Feb 3-Feb 11 Rotation #17- Winter in 6 Words Continues...
The students will record their work in Voicethread with the teacher to create a movie.

January 26-Feb 2 Rotation #16-Winter in 6 Words
Student use PowerPoint to make a short 6 page presentation. called Winter in 6 Words. On each slide the student inserts a winter picture and then writes a 6 word descriptive sentence describing the picture. Then the pages are uploaded to Voicethread, a free program. In Final projects will be uploaded to the wiki page.

January 15-25 Rotations #15- Making Snowflakes Online
The teacher will read Snowflake Bentley to the children and discuss Wilson Bentley's fascination with snow and ice photography. When the story is complete the students can explore the sites in the learning links and create their own snowflakes online.
Snowflake Bentley Website
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Snowflake Maker
Snowflakes Online 2-d and 3-d
Snowflake Designer
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January 7-14 Rotation #14- Penguin Glyph
Students will listen to a story about penguins and gather up information to create factual sentence about penguins.
Students will create a penguin glyph in PowerPoint using a template and legend.
Students could also research facts about penguins and type it below their glyph.
Glyph Template

Glyph Legend

Dec 4-Jan 6 Rotation #12 and #13- Winter Song Video
Students will create a winter picture using any available drawing program such as KidPix. The pictures should be saved as JPGs for use in the video. Students will then be recorded singing a Winter themed song such as Jingle Bells or Winter Wonderland using an available tool such as Audacity. The exported pictures and recorded song will be combined by the teacher to create a Winter Song Video using available tools such as Animoto.To save the drawing as a JPEG the students will...
File, Export, name the file WINTER, drop down the arrow to Students on Zoe and select your folder, Save.

Click here to see the final movies!
http://winterwonderland.wikispaces.com/MHarris09101
Winter Wonderland Wiki

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Rotation #11- **Winter Wonderland Wiki**Winter Song Video
Students will create a winter picture using any available drawing program such as KidPix. The pictures should be saved as JPGs for use in the video. Students will then be recorded singing a Winter themed song such as Jingle Bells or Winter Wonderland using an available tool such as Audacity. The exported pictures and recorded song will be combined by the teacher to create a Winter Song Video using available tools such as Animoto.
To save the drawing as a JPEG the students will...
File, Export, name the file WINTER, drop down the arrow to Students on Zoe and select your folder, Save.
The children will be participating in a collaborative project with other classrooms from around the country and complete winter activities in tech lab. All of the work will be posted to the wiki for others to view.
To go to the wiki, click here
Nov10-Nov 19 Rotation #10- Starfall
TSW log on to their computer and go to the Trinity Intranet page. They will click on Language Arts and go to the Starfall website. They are to work on the stories and activities in the LEARN TO READ section.
They can also read Silly Turkeyto practice the UR spelling and sound.
Starfall
Silly Turkey- Holiday Story
Brainpop Jr.- Thanksgiving
Oct 30-Nov 9 Rotation #9-* Whole Class: Read the Three Pumpkin Pirates Back For More
  • Whole Class: Demonstrate how to find Pumpkin Glyph in Idea Machine in KidPix
  • Student Work: Complete Pumpkin Glyphs in KidPix
    • Stripes - Number of letters in your first name
    • Eyes: Make the color of your eyes
    • Nose: Boys = Triangle, Girls = Circle
    • Teeth: Number of Teeth you have lost

Oct 22-Oct 29 Rotation #8-1st grade -Kidspiration

After the story is over the teacher will show the students the software Kidspiration and demonstrate how to classify between birds and bats.
The students will save and print their work.
Storyline Online - Stellaluna

The following files are Kidspiration files and can only be opened if the software is on your computer.


When you are done: here are some fun activities!
**Carve Pumpkin**
**Halloween Puzzles**
Oct 14-Oct 21 Rotation #7- Stellaluna Online and Kidspiration
TSW visit Storyline Online and listen to the story of Stellaluna. Look at the cover of the book and discuss what the story might be about. What do you know about bats? How are they different from birds?
Storyline Online - Stellaluna
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When you are done:
Keyboard Climber Game
Oct 5-Oct 13 Rotation #6 - Mousing Around Continues...
  • TSW explore the Bees and Honey site and practice using the mouse correctly and accurately.
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Bees and Honey

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Poisson Rouge
Poisson Rouge is a wonderful exploratory site for young children. There are no rules and no directions to follow. Children simply explore the possibilites of the site and click.
Sept 24-Oct 5 Rotation #5: Everyday Math Online, Mousing Practice and Basic Skills
TSW learn to:
Log on to Everyday Math Online with their username and password. They will explore the games and learn how to do this at home.
  • access the Trinity Intranet Page
  • access this wiki
  • minimize and maximize the window
  • hold and manipulate a mouse correctly
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Mousing Around
Here's another mousing activity online...
http://www.mouseprogram.com/
Sept 16-Sept 23 Rotation #4: Internet Safety Activities ====== Students watch the "Know the Rules" rap video. They discuss checking first with a parent, guardian, or another trusted adult before going anywhere, helping anyone, accepting anything, getting into a car, or leaving with anyone.======
www.netsmartzkids.org
Know the Rules Video

Online Activities

Webville Outlaws
Webville Outlaws

Online Games

Sept 8-Sept 15 Rotation #3: Internet Safety Presentation (K-2) Presentation
The goal of the NetSmartz Workshop is to extend the safety awareness of children to prevent victimization and increase self-confidence whenever they go online. These goals include how to:
  • enhance the ability of children to recognize dangers on the Internet
  • enhance the ability of children to understand that people they first "meet" on the Internet should never be considered their friend
  • encourage children to report victimization to a trusted adult
  • support and enhance community education efforts
  • increase communication between adults and children about online safety
The NetSmartz Workshop teaches children three basic rules for online safety.
  • I will tell an adult I trust if anything makes me feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused.
  • I will ask my parents or guardian before sharing my personal information.
  • I won't meet in person with anyone I have first "met" online.
www.netsmartzkids.org

TTW (The Teacher Will)
Present the NetSmartz Presentation using the previously requested information. This takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.
The children will gather on the rug and watch as the teacher interacts with the DVD.

Follow-up Activities are on the next rotation.
August 26-Sept 4 Rotation #2: Playing with Kidpix
  • TSW practice logging on without assistance. Beat the time logging in from the last visit to tech lab! :)
  • Introduce Kidpix and introduce the tools. TSW explore the program and create something of their own. Learn how to exit the program.
  • Log off
If you're looking for a program similar to Kidpix. TuxPaint is a free download that uses the same tools as kidpix.
http://www.tuxpaint.org/download/
You can purchase Kidpix Deluxe 4 online at
http://www.software.com/view/9407/56/kid-pix-deluxe-4-home-edition/
Rotation #1:
Welcome to the computer lab.
  • Introduce myself
  • review rules and expectations
  • learn how to log on and off using our new username and password
  • watch the PPT all about Mrs. Harris