Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kids Book Report App

Getting ready to read MANY Dr. Seuss books. Students will use this app on our iPad Minis while working together in small groups/teams!
Description from iTunes:
CREATIVE WRITING SPEAKS VOLUMES ! What have your kids read during the holidays ? A funny book, Novel, a fiction book ? Have they watched a movie worth talking about, have they played a game that fascinates them ? Well, they can write about it in the form of a book report.
Summarizing a book into a report speaks volumes. It tells a teacher and a parent (if they are paying keen attention) some cool things about their kids. It shows the kid's ability to comprehend stuff: story or material that they came across ( via a book, movie, games, plays, libraries, school, fun time etc ), It shows their understanding of emotions, some fun facts they read, characters they came across and relate to. They try to figure out what the author is trying to convey/where the story is heading.
When they are asked to write a book report (which is part of school curriculum) by the teacher or a parent, they will need to articulate what they read, summarize in a nutshell facts in the book, characters in the story line, and importantly what they thought about the book, and why and what they found interesting.
Teachers can also gain a insight into kids likes & dislikes, how much they understood the story/material, how the kids creative writing is developing.
The book report app enables kids to write following details:
-- book information
-- title, author
-- when and where the story takes place,
-- who are the main characters
-- what was the main problem
-- what was the solution
-- How does the kid like the book

You can also convert in PDF.

 I highly recommend this app! Only 99 cents!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Happy B-Day Dr. Seuss- Reading and Writing Common Core Pack Inspired by a Silly Cat in the Hat!

March 2, 1904 is Dr. Seuss's B-Day!
Spent the weekend collecting Dr. Seuss items, researching ways to integrate technology, and creating Common Core Packs! Almost ready for Union Elementary's Right to Read Week theme Dr. Seuss on the Loose March 4-8.
Kohl's Cares $5.00 
$5.00 Dr. Seuss Books 
 $10.00 Dr. Seuss Books
Oriental Trading Company Dr. Seuss Hats
Party City had bulletin boards, pencils, costumes etc. 

Here are a few pages from my (41 paged) Reading and Writing Common Core Pack!

Click HERE to purchase Reading and Writing Common Core Pack Inspired by a Silly Cat in the Hat. 
Click HERE to purchase Math Common Core Pack Inspired by a Silly Cat in the Hat. 
Found this App last year and it was such a hit!
It is a MUST HAVE again this year!

I am overwhelmed by the unlimited amount of online resources for cute Dr. Seuss ideas and activities, but this SITE has everything needed in one place to honor Dr. Seuss! 

Digital Dr. Seuss Books are FUN to read! We have the Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back on an iPad to project on our Apple TV to read whole group. We also have both titles on our iPad minis to read in small groups. 

This book is available for download on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes. Books must be read on an iOS device.
We also have this book on an iPad to project on our Apple TV to read whole group. It is also on our iPad minis to read in small groups. 

iPod Fun
Here are the Apps purchased for our class iPod Touches. 
Truffula Shuffula is the official game for the movie “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”!

In the game, you’ll help The Lorax create colorful clusters of 3 or more matching objects. The more clusters you create, the more points you earn!

The Cat in the Hat is back…with an app made to play along with 32 game tiles in the Dr. Seuss Fun Machine! Jump into the world of Dr. Seuss by matching, pairing, and solving in these madcap mixes of family fun!

Three great games in one app:

1. MATCHING: Challenge your memory to find tiles that match shape, color, or character.
2. SLAP DOWN: Be the first to slap down your tile when it matches what’s on the screen.
3. GUESS-A-ROO: Use your super sleuth Seuss skills to guess the Secret Tile from the clues on screen. Collect the most tiles to win!

Speak for the trees, for they have no tongues, with the Official Lorax App! Hold the phone up to your mouth, and talk. The Lorax’s mouth and moustache will move along with your voice.

Help the Lorax regrow the world's Truffula tree forests! Design your own trees and flowers, see them grow right before your eyes, and share beautiful postcards you've created with friends & family.
Since I am the World's Worst Person in a KITCHEN- my Sister in Law is going to make my class some cupcakes! 
Can't wait for the yummy treat!
How did I ever live without PINTEREST?
Love these cupcake ideas.

Happy B-Day Dr. Seuss!
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