Saturday, November 15, 2014

Apps We Use in Kindergarten

Listed below are the apps we use in Kindergarten.
They can also be used in the primary grades as well.
The apps are categorized by subject and cost.

This is a screenshot of my iPad. I created folders for specific subjects and categories.

Appsgone free is a great app that will let you know each day what apps are FREE for the day.
Many of the apps below that cost money will show up free!

Educreations, Chatterpix Kids, Skitch, Popplet, Tellagami, Lego Movie Maker, Aurasma, Audioboo,
Pic Stitch, Pic Collage, PicPlayPostHello Crayon, 30 Hands, Toontastic Jr., Puppet Pals,
ABCYa Word Cloud, Shadow Puppet Edu, Bookabi
Felt Board, Pixie, Book Creator, Tell About This, Write About This, Explain Everything, Sock Puppets, Toontastic: School Edition, Doodlecast Pro, Draw and Tell, Strip Designer, Green Screen
 by Do Ink,

RWT Timeline

Alphabet Tracing, Little Writer, ABC Tracing, Alphabet Tracing, Alphamaze, ABC Lite,
Phonics Island
Wet, Dry, Try

AR Flashcards, Interactive Alphabet, Letter Sounds, ABC Magic 5,
Touch and Write, All About Letters, Starfall ABC, Into to Letters, Alphabetimals, Endless Alphabet,
Letter School, Alphatots, Alphabet Maze, Flashcard App by Inkids, Wet Dry Try

Phonics Fun, ABCYa Word Bingo,
Word Wizard, Alpha Writer, Sound Sorting (Lakeshore), Cimo Spelling, Monkey Word,
Word Wonderland, Sentence Builder, Word Bingo

Todo Math, RWT Timeline, Base Ten Blocks, My Script Calculator, Blockify, Counting Board, Number BoardNative Numbers, Number Maze, Geoboard,
Alien Buddies, Math Tool Box, Math Doodles, Subtract and Add Up to 10, Math Bingo, Math Magic,
Let's Make Shapes, Simple Sort, Haiku Deck, Monkey Math, Tally Tots, Hungry Guppy, Math Bingo

ColArmix (augmented learning)
My Play Home, My Play Kitchen, My Pay Home Store, Toca Kitchen, Toca Lab, Toca Hair Salon, Toca House

Daisy the Dinosaur, Tynker, Hopscotch, TinkerBox HD,
Move the Turtle

BOOKS (great for listening center or guided reading groups)
Collins Books, LAZ Leveled Readers, ABC Mouse Books,
Dr. Seuss Books: Dr. Seuss ABC, Cat in the Hat, Go Away Big Green Monster, Monster at the End of This Book,

ABC MOUSE ZOO: Set One, Set Two, Set Three, Brain Pop Jr., Google Earth, Pocket Zoo, Animal World, World Book Animals

AR ABC Flashcards
AR Flashcards Space, AR Flashcards Shapes and Colors

Monday, November 10, 2014

Excellent Tool to Create Rubrics for Your Class

I just learned about an amazing new site called RUBISTAR where teachers can create FREE educational rubrics for  their class!!!

Rubistar is very simple and easy to use. To create a rubric on Rubistar, just choose your topic from the list provided there and select a template from its gallery and fill in your  info. 

In Kinderworld, we have been working on digital storytelling using the Felt Board app. The students need to create a setting, characters, problem and solution on one page on the ipad. I just wasn't sure how to assess this so I created a rubric on Rubistar.

First, I selected WRITING as the rubric focus. Then I clicked on STORYTELLING. After,
I was given several options to create a personalized rubric for my class. This is a screen shot of the rubric I created.

When I was finished, I simply clicked SUBMIT and WAHLAH! My rubric was created!
Easy Peezy Lemon Squeezy!

Monday, November 3, 2014

50th Day Of School!

I don't know about you, but celebrating the 50th day of school is one of my favorite days in KINDERWORLD! We have a BOOGIE WOOGIE TIME! 
You can purchase my 

We all dress up 50s Style!
Ideas for Cuties:
Poodle Skirt, Scarves, Sweaters, Pearls, Bowling Shoes, Pony Tails, 
Cheerleader Outfits, Pink Lady Jacket, Skinny Leans, Big Bows, Ruffle Socks

Ideas for Greasers:   
White Shirts, Rolled Up Jeans, Letter Jacket, Letterman's Jacket,
Football Jersey, Converse Shoes, Slicked Back Hair, Black Glasses, Sweater         

 This adorable FIFTIES FRIENDS 

This is a Bulletin Board Idea!

You can't celebrate the 50th Day without a 

                             This is me with some of my cuties!
They love watching me blow bubbles!

As an extension activity, we play Bubble Gum Vowels.
We practice short a and short o vowels. 
This game is also in my TPT pack.

It's time for a SOCK HOP!!!! 
We watch these 50s videos from YOUTUBE: 

The Videos are Linked Below or in my 

There are a TON of fun and engaging 
Activities you can do with 
your cuties and greasers on the 50th day!

We also COMPARE and CONTRAST the way people lived then and now.
Here are some great YOUTUBE links to see the 50s!

Social Studies:
We compared then and now with a venn diagram.
We looked at real pictures.
Cars (Ford Mustang), Fashion, Barbies, Books (Dick in Jane, Pete the Cat), Restaurants (50s diners, McDonalds), Technology (typewriter/computer, record/cd, jukebox/ipod, phones), Toys (jacks/ball, pogo stick/electric scooters, potato heads, rollerskates/scooters)

We looked at all the Youtube videos I have posted below.

Did you know LEGOS were invented in the 1950s?
I give each student a bag of 50 LEGOS and let them build away!
The next day, we create a class book.

 At the end of the day, we celebrate with a Mock Drive-In and have Root Beer and Popcorn!
We made Ford Mustangs from card board for the kids to sit in.
You can also just let them sit in empty boxes.
We watch a movie made in the 1950s. 
Here is a list of G movies made in the 1950s:
Peter Pan
Alice in Wonderland
Sleeping Beauty
My New Favorite: Teen Beach Movie!!! The kids go back to the 1950s (and it's rated G)

This is my Schedule Below. 
I am very flexible and welcome change.
If needed, I may finish activities the next day.

Here are some great YOUTUBE videos:

Rock Around The Clock

Yakety Yak

1950 Commercials

Kool Aid



ABC Cereal Commercial

1950s A Quiet Class (This is great to teach Classroom Management)

1950s Toys

1950s Songs for Kids

Happy Days

1950s Fashion: Dresses and Skirts

Children's 1950s Costume Ideas

1950s Cars (Buick)

1950s Record Player