Sketchnote Resources for 4th Grade

Please watch this video to learn about what a sketchnote is and how to make one.

When you are done, click on these links to see some examples of sketchnotes while you are waiting:

Middle School Sketchnotes

More Middle School Sketchnotes

Examples of Miss Bosch’s Sketchnotes (scroll down to see them)

Repost: Links for 3rd Grade Animal Research

Third graders, here are the links we will be using for our project:

Mrs. McPheeter’s Class Padlet

Mrs. Bricker’s Class Padlet

When you are done posting at least one idea on Padlet, then here are some links to explore. Look for ideas of animals/habitats that would be good for this project. (Not every animal will be found on every page.) THINK ABOUT: Are there any animals that it would be hard to build a habitat for in Minecraft?

Detroit Zoo Animal Habitats – click on the links on the left side to go to a habit, then look at the bottom left to see animal links

Animals A to Z – by location

Animals A to Z – in alphabetical order

Animal Facts

National Geographic Animals – click on the picture links or type the name of an animal in the search box

Oakland Zoo Animals – locate by animal group

Arkive – endangered animals, this one is a little harder to read

 

If you cannot find your answer using the links above, here is a kid friendly search engine you may use. I will explain how to use this later – please wait to use:

Kid Rex Search Engine

Drawing and Literacy using the Hello Crayon App

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This week the first-graders used Hello Crayon app to practice their technology, writing, and drawing skills using iPads. They were challenged to draw and write words that begin with a B,D, or F. We reviewed how to use all the different kinds of drawing tools as well as how to save and erase our pictures. Here are a few examples of their work.

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This “dead dog” picture made me smile as a representation of the letter D!

 

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Hello Crayon currently is a free app and is one of my favorite easy drawing apps for early learners.

Hello Crayon (free)

  • Simple drawing apps – draw with crayons, marker, paint, pencils
  • Includes a paintbucket fill option
  • Hello Oil Paint has a realistic textured paint blending option
  • Can open and save images from and to camera roll
  • Shop includes additonal in app features and coloring pages for purchase

Funny Fall Leaf People – by First Grade

Recently the first graders used many technology skills to create these awesome funny leaf people using KipPix. They learned to double click to open a file, made and typed in a text box, used different textured drawing tools, and flipped stamps.  Miss Bosch made  these videos using Animoto to show all their funny leaf people. We hope you enjoy watching them!

LInks for Third Grade Animal Habitat Research Project

Third graders, here are the links we will be using for our project:

Mrs. McPheeter’s Class Padlet

Mrs. Bricker’s Class Padlet

When you are done posting at least one idea on Padlet, then here are some links to explore. Look for ideas of animals/habitats that would be good for this project. (Not every animal will be found on every page.) THINK ABOUT: Are there any animals that it would be hard to build a habitat for in Minecraft?

Detroit Zoo Animal Habitats – click on the links on the left side to go to a habit, then look at the bottom left to see animal links

Animals A to Z – by location

Animals A to Z – in alphabetical order

Animal Facts

National Geographic Animals – click on the picture links or type the name of an animal in the search box

Oakland Zoo Animals – locate by animal group

Arkive – endangered animals, this one is a little harder to read

 

If you cannot find your answer using the links above, here is a kid friendly search engine you may use. I will explain how to use this later – please wait to use:

Kid Rex Search Engine

Kindergarten iPad Pumpkins

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On Friday, the Kindergarten students learned some more drawing tips using the Hello Crayon app on the iPads. We learned to use the paint bucket fill tool and the save button. Their pumpkin pictures really turned out great! Click on the photos below to see them full size.

Spirit Week 2014!

 

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We had a great time this week in the elementary school for Spirit Week.  Here are some of the photos that Miss Bosch took during Crazy Hat Day and Blue and Gold Day! Click on the photos below to view them in large size.

iPad Puzzles with Preschool

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This week the Mrs. Vowles preschool class had fun using a puzzle app on the iPads. It was a good opportunity to practice using touch to move pieces around.

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KidPix Third Grade Autobiographies

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The third grade classes recently used KidPix to write autobiographies. In this lesson, we reviewed how to save and open files, make and edit a text box, and use paint bucket, eyedropper, drawing, and clipart tools to draw a picture. These stories/pictures look amazing! Here are a few examples of their work.

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First Grade Fall Pictures

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The first graders have been using KidPix to practice some basic computer skills. While drawing these fall pictures, they learned to make a horizon line (which they remembered from art class!), used paint bucket fill, drew with a textured paintbrush, and added stamps of different sizes to their picture. All of these skills help them to have better control of the mouse and they also had to follow many steps to complete their picture! Their pictures looked beautiful!

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