Saturday, August 16, 2014

The First Days of School...

Whew! We started back to school on Wednesday and I am beyond tired! It's been a smooth first few days, but they have nevertheless left me exhausted. We have packed a ton in during the past three days and I wanted to share some of it with y'all :)

We did one of my favorite activities the first day of school, which was a self portrait. We displayed these on my student work display boards. You can grab a free copy of the activity here.




I was lucky enough to attend a two day workshop this summer and received a class set of chromebooks this year. We've been setting up Google accounts and learning how to use these neat devices these first few days of school. The kids are LOVING them! We learned how to use QR codes yesterday and I bet they scanned each card a million times :) I did an easy little activity using the online story of The Potato Chip Champ. When the students scanned each card, it opened to a question about the story. If you want to know more about this activity and a copy of the QR codes we used, just let me know and I'll post them :) 



We also did my Harris Burdick activity that we did last year. You can grab a free copy of the graphic organizer we used here





That's all for now y'all! :) Happy Weekend!



10 comments:

  1. Yes, Please post the activities using the Potato Chip Champ book. I'm introducing QR codes to my students and this looks like a fantastic lesson.
    Thanks~Penny

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  2. I would also love the activity. I have made the same transition from first to fifth this year!!

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  3. Would love ts see the activity as well :-)

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  4. Oh yes please post the QR code activity cards. I am introducing ipads this year and this would be a great starting point,

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  5. Love the use of technology. I'd love to see the activity too.

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  6. Yes, please post QR code activity! Thanks! ;)

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  7. I usually do a QR scavenger hunt on the first day of school. I would love to see your QR activity, this would be a great follow up!

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  8. Yes! Please post the QR code activity? I would love to use it with my class!

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  9. Would you mind doing an entire post on what QR codes are how to set them up and use them? I've seen them, but have never used them. Thanks! :)

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