ABC LEGO Center

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A center I have been using all year with my youngest students is ABC LEGOs. When I made my LEGO Poetry, I also made a set of ABC LEGOs. I used the smaller Duplo bricks and mod-podged a letter on each. I have a set of uppercase and a set of lowercase. \ The object I intended was for students to put the LEGO bricks in ABC order or to make words with the LEGO bricks. It’s so interesting to see how the kids will line up their letters. I’ve had them go back in forth in rows, around in squares, and in tall towers. It just shows all the different ways people think! A few weeks ago, I noticed … Continued

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Happy Poetry Month!

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I hope you’re off to a good start if you’re celebrating poetry month! I’m easing into it between finishing up projects and since we have so much testing going on, my schedule has been a little wacky. I’m doing a lot of centers I tried out last year and keeping my eye out for some new activities this year. If you have any poetry inspired centers to share, let us know! Some things I’m continuing from last year are Storybird, Table Top Poetry, my magnetic poetry center. As soon as I get Word Mover on my iPads, I’ll be using that and LEGO poetry is a big hit again this year. The moon poem is by a second grader and … Continued

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Destiny Catalog

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I just discovered an amazing setting in Destiny: showing TitlePeek images during checkout!  I have been working with my K and 1st graders to scan their own cards and books and I usually ask a parent volunteer to supervise or do so myself because not all the youngest students can easily check that their book titles are showing up on the screen.  They know if it’s their account because they look for their name and picture but when it came to the books, I wasn’t sure they really knew all their books were checked out.  While I was looking to change the sounds Destiny makes, I found an option to show the Titlepeek images during check out and check in! … Continued

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