Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2nd Graders Use The Doodle Buddy App To Share Their OK Talents!

My 2nd graders recently discovered a great book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld. I use the word discovered because The OK Book has been in the Oak Hills Library collection since 2007 when it was first published. Even so, it was the first time many of my students had read it. We love Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld books! My students were familiar with many of their other creative titles, but we had managed to overlook this one!  This creative author/illustrator team do a wonderful job of teaching life lessons by creatively using shapes in our everyday world. Their books remind students to look at things from a unique perspective, something that students will need to do throughout their lives!

For those who haven't read this book, check out this book trailer for The OK Book!

Students used the Doodle Buddy app to create their OK poster. They added a simple sentence and signed their name.  They added their poster to a shared Google presentation, with each student getting one page of the presentation.  I then downloaded their collaborative presentation as a pdf and uploaded to AnyFlip.com and created our own Oak Hills 2nd Grade OK Book!  Thanks so much to Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld for showing us it is OK to be OK on our way to greatness!