Thursday, December 5, 2013

1st Graders Are Researching Authors And Finding Online Fun!!!

1st Graders love Jan Brett books!  As winter takes hold, her books are like a warm blanket and a hot cup of cocoa!

As we have been reading her books, we have been researching background information on the Jan Brett website!! (Each time we read from a new author, I have been making an effort to share author websites with our 1st graders because these websites often contain great background information.  We can read about each author's life, what inspires them and how they generate their ideas!)  The Jan Brett website is a wonderful resource.

There are many learning activities for kids to do on One activity gives students the opportunity to create Gingerbread Friends themed note cards.  Students can enter their own personal message, which gives them a chance to practice their word processing skills to send a message to friends and family.  (Their use of the shift key to capitalize is really coming along!!  We are still working on not overusing      the       space       bar  .    TEEHEE!! ;)   1st Graders worked hard to write their notecards and are excited to give them to friends and family.  (Also, for those of you who have been reading past blog posts...we downloaded their notecards so we could add them to their Google Drive!)