Archive for Kindergarten

Projects from a Pandemic Year

So this year, I have had to let go of blogging our student work. There just were too many new things to navigate including teaching in person and online, posting to Seesaw and Google Classroom, keeping iPads clean and hauling them from class to class, and just the uncertainty of what each day might bring. But our elementary students were awesome and did some amazing work on our iPads this year. Because of the nature of not knowing which students would be in person or at home, projects had to be short and had to have options for students to do at home if they didn’t have an iPad.

One of our first challenges was finding a way for students to safely share iPads for our classes. Did you know an iPad will work inside of a Ziplock bag? So each student had their own zip lock and I would place the iPad into the bag for each class. The hope was that any germs would stay on the plastic bag and their hands, sneezes, and other germs would never touch the iPad. We discovered even our Apple Pencils would work over top of a plastic bag.

Here is an overview and a few examples of some activities that the students worked on.

Our 4th and 5th graders used the Pages app to write about what they would do if they were president. They learned how to format the text, used some tricks for effective typing on an iPad, and then selected and formatted shapes to illustrate their writing.
Then they wrote health safety commercials about wearing masks and other things they could do to stay healthy. The commercials were animated using the ChatterKid app.
Our younger students did many projects and activities using KidPix on our iPads. A favorite project at the end of the year was to design a custom shoe using drawing tools, paint bucket fill, stamps, and text.
Another fun activity was to use colors and textured brushes to create a spring flower garden.

We also spent several weeks using Code Spark Academy to learn about coding and problem solving skills. They learned about loops and if/then statements and discovered some of the basics of how their favorite games are developed.

These are only a few of the things we worked on this year. They students rose to the challenges of this year and did some amazing work! I am proud of them! I hope you all have a great summer!

Online Learning for K – 5 for May 11 – Keyboarding Links

(This lesson is optional for Grade 3 who are working on another project with Miss Bosch and Mrs. Parris.)

NOTE: For this week’s assignment, you will need to use a computer with a keyboard. It will not work on an iPad or phone. If you do not have a computer with a keyboard available, please go back to one of our previous lessons and do a new or favorite activity from there. Thanks!

During this week, please spend 20 – 30 minutes practicing your typing using a computer keyboard. Use the suggested links below or complete the typing project suggestion.

Grades K and 1

Keyboarding Zoo
Big Brown Bear Keyboard
Marcelino’s Letters

Grades 2 – 5

Dance Mat Typing (If you have done this before, find the place where you left off to begin working.)

Keyboard Climber
Type Rocket
30 Second Keyboarding Game
Z Type

Any of the other Keyboarding Games at Learning Links

Project Idea: (not mentioned in the video)

Practice your typing by writing a story of your choice. Use Word, Pages, Google Docs, or any other software or app that lets you type. I would love to read your story when you are done. Have an adult send it to me. kbosch@southfieldchristian.org

Leave me a comment to let me know which typing games you played and how you did! If you typed a story, either send it to me or leave a comment to tell me what you wrote about.

Online Learning for K – 5 for May 4 – Augmented Reality

(Note: this lesson is optional for Grade 3 who are working on another project with Miss Bosch and Mrs. Parris.)

Please first watch the video below to learn about Augmented Reality/AR:

To view AR objects in Google Search you’ll need:

  • Android smartphone or tablet: Android 7.0 or higher w/ pre-installed Google Play Store
  • iPhone/iPad: iOS 11.0 or higher

These are the animals that you can search for in Google that will convert to 3D augmented reality. When the search results open up, look for the view in 3D link to open the AR. (Please watch the video above to see exactly how to do it!) Take a photo of your animal when you get it to appear! (Note, these links will not work on a computer, only the phones/tablets listed above. Some phones may allow you to take video, but most will only take a still photo.)

If you cannot get the AR to work on your phone, here is a link to some animal webcams that you can visit. (Note: not all of the links may be active/working.)

Wildlife Live Feeds

When you are done with your activity for this week, leave a comment telling me which animals you made appear using Augmented Reality or which animals you saw online using webcams. A grown up may email one of the pictures to me so I can see it! kbosch@southfieldchristian.org.

Project Idea: If you want, you may use a computer or iPad to type a story about the Augmented Reality animal visiting your house or yard. Add the picture into the story if you can. A grown-up may send the story to me – I would love to see it!

Online Learning for K – 1 for April 27 – Bible Story Time

This week we are going to explore ways we can use technology to learn about and share Bible stories. Please do one or more of the choices below. Have a grown-up help you decide what to do. You may leave a comment to tell me which Bible Story you did or watched when you are done. If you did a project, I’d love to see it. Have a grown-up email it to me at kbosch@southfieldchristian.org.

Download Bible App for Kids (have a grown-up help you). Do one or more of the interactive stories.
Bible App for Kids (Apple)
Bible App for Kids (Google)

Another Bible app option:
Superbook for Kids (Apple)
Superbook for Kids (Google)

Watch a Bible Story video from one of these sites:
Bible App for Kids Videos
Bible Stories for Kids (NOTE: Youtube Channel)

PROJECT IDEAS:

Use the Voice Memo app on your phone or iPad to record your child retelling their favorite Bible story. (You can gain great insights by listening to what they say!) – I forgot to mention this project in the video! Sorry!

Draw a picture of your favorite Bible story using an iPad app. Here are some suggestions:

  • Hello Crayon ( was used with K students)
  • Draw and Tell( was used with K students)
  • KidPix5(NOTE: this is a paid app. It is the same as the software that we use in technology class. If you have an iPad, it might be worth the cost as a familiar way for students to do technology activities at home.)
  • Any other app or website that lets you draw or create a Bible Story picture is ok.

BIBLE BUDDIES APP ($3.99) If you are looking for something new to do with your child, I highly recommend purchasing this app. Students can record their own animated Bible stories using their finger to move characters while they talk. It is a wonderful way to have them retell the truths that they are learning.

Online Learning for K – 1 for April 20 – Think Spring!

This week we are going to Think Spring! Here are some choices for you to do this week for your technology assignment:

For Computer with a Mouse (clicking and dragging practice):

For iPad – use a drawing app to draw a beautiful spring picture. Here are some app suggestions for this project:

  • Hello Crayon ( was used with K students)
  • Draw and Tell( was used with K students)
  • KidPix5(NOTE: this is a paid app. It is the same as the software that we use in technology class. If you have an iPad, it might be worth the cost as a familiar way for students to do technology activities at home.)
  • Any other app or website that lets you draw or create a spring picture is ok.

For Phone – go for a walk around your yard or neighborhood with your family. Use a phone to take pictures that show signs of spring. If you want, you and an adult can combine all your photos using an app to make a photo collage. Suggested apps:

  • Pic Collage EDU (iPhone/iPad) – free during the month of April, a wonderful app built for kids!
  • Pic Collage (Google) – free, does contain ads
  • Any other app or software that lets you combine pictures together is fine for this. Use whatever you have available and work together!

If you want, an adult may help you to leave me a comment to let me know what you did this week for technology class. They may also send me a picture showing me your project if you did one (kbosch@southfieldchristian.org) ! Have fun and think spring!

Online Learning Week for K – 5 – April 13 – Crazy Characters

For this week’s technology class, I would like you to read the 3D Crazy Characters eBook which was written by the 2nd graders. Click on the link below to open up the book to read it. (If you use the Chrome or Safari browser, there will be a READ TO ME button in the top right corner.) Older students, you may remember making these crazy characters when you were in second grade – your job this week is to encourage the younger students!

CLICK THIS LINK TO READ CRAZY CHARACTERS 2020 ONLINE

When you are done, you may leave a comment at this blog post to tell the second graders what you liked about this book. Click up at the top title where it says “comments”. Older students, be sure you are thoughtful and kind in your comment to support and encourage the 2nd graders. (Younger students may need a grown-up to help them write the comment.) Please only use your first name (NO LAST NAMES, NO EMAIL). Miss Bosch will check all comments before they are posted.

OPTIONAL PROJECT ACTIVITY (if you wish):

Use a technology tool like a computer or an iPad to draw a picture or write a story about a crazy character that you invent. (Second graders or students who did this project in the past, you may also draw or write the new or continuing adventures of your 3D crazy character!) If you want, your parents may email your project to me so I can see it. Have fun and be creative – don’t just do the same thing you did in your book!

HERE ARE SUGGESTED DRAWING APPS/WEBSITES FOR THIS PROJECT:

TO TYPE A STORY:

  • Use Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Google Docs on a computer or iPad (see an adult for help to find these tools to use).
  • Book Creator App(NOTE: this is a paid app – wonderful options for book building, drawing, audio, video, and creativity! This is the app we used to make our Crazy Character book! Worth the price!)
  • Any other option that lets you make a story is fine, too!

Parents, you can also download the Crazy Characters eBook at iTunes for free if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer:

3D Crazy Characters iTunes Download

Online Learning Week 3 (4/6) for K – 5: Virtual Vacation

Hello Everyone! I have missed you and am praying for you every day!

NOTE TO PARENTS: you will need to help your child find an appropriate tool that matches your available technology for the project for this week.

I hope everyone had a good break last week. Since we were not able to go on a trip, this week’s assignment is to create a “Virtual Vacation” to go anywhere in the world! Use an iPad, phone, or computer to draw, type, build, or make a video about an imaginary vacation you wish you could take. Suggested apps, software, or websites are listed below by grade level, but any digital option that you have available is fine!

K – 1st Drawing Apps:

  • Hello Crayon ( was used with K students)
  • Draw and Tell( was used with K students)
  • KidPix5(NOTE: this is a paid app. It is the same as the software that we use in technology class. If you have an iPad, it might be worth the cost as a familiar way for students to do technology activities at home.)

K – 2nd Drawing Websites: (NOTE: drawing with a mouse might be tricky for kindergarten students)

2nd – 5th Drawing Apps:

  • Sketches School
  • Drawing Box Free
  • Drawing Pad (NOTE: this is a paid app that was used in 2nd grade, so students would be familiar with using it.)
  • KidPix5(NOTE: this is a paid app, it is the same as the software that we use in technology class, so would be familiar for students to use.)

3rd – 5th Drawing Websites:

1ST – 2ND TYPE A STORY (NOTE: 1st grade was just starting to work on keyboarding, so this might be a bit tricky for them.)

  • My Storybook – create a book online (NOTE: parents may take a photo or screenshot of the project or create an account to save/share projects)
  • KidPix5(NOTE: this is a paid app, it is the same as the software that we use in technology class, so would be familiar for students to use.)
  • You could also type a story using any word processing program.

3RD – 5TH TYPE A STORY/BOOK:

  • Use Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Google Docs on a computer or iPad (see an adult for help to find these tools to use)
  • My Storybook – create a book online (NOTE: parents may take a photo or screenshot of the project or create an account to save/share projects)
  • Book Creator App(NOTE: this is a paid app – wonderful options for book building and creativity!)

BUILD: If you use Minecraft or Roblox, build the place you would like to go on vacation!

VIDEO: Work with your parents or brothers and sisters to make a video pretending you are on a vacation. Use a phone or iPad. If you want, use iMovie or a similar app to edit your clips together. Here are a few funny examples that some other people have made about an imaginary trip to Disney World:

When you finish your project, leave a comment telling me what project you did and how you made it.

OPTIONAL: Your parents may email the project or a photo of it to me if they wish! I would love to see what you did! Send your email to kbosch@southfieldchristian.org.

Good luck and have fun! Let me know if you have any questions!

Online Learning Week 2: Stories, Activities, and Magazines

Hi Students! Your assignment this week is to use one of these online links to read a story or magazine or do a reading activity. They are grouped by the suggested grade level but you may do any link that as long as you understand what you are doing. If they don’t work, you may use any website or app that lets you do a reading activity.

NOTE: MANY OF THESE LINKS WILL NOT WORK ON AN IPAD OR PHONE, YOU MUST USE A COMPUTER!

PreK – 1st

Unite for Literacy Books
Pinky Dinky Doo Storybox – create your own story
Rivet – books on a variety of levels, click your level at the top corner
Teach Your Monster to Read 1, 2, and 3 (note: parents can create an account to save student progress)
Scholastic Learn at Home – find the activities for your grade level

2nd and 3rd Grades:

DIGGER AND THE GANGclick on An Invitation to start the story
Big Escape Mysteries – can you solve them?
Rivet – books on a variety of levels, click level at the top corner
Scholastic Learn at Home – find the activities for your grade level

4th and 5th Grades:

Scholastic Learn at Home – find the activities for your grade level
Bible Gateway – spend some time reading God’s word
Big Escape Mysteries – can you solve them?
SCIENCE DETECTIVE – TRAINING ROOM ESCAPE
NEW! Total Darkness – another mystery to solve!

SCS Student Created eBooks (from previous years):

Snowmen Having Fun eBook 2019
3D Crazy Characters eBook 2019
Snowmen Having Fun eBook 2018
3D Crazy Characters eBook 2018
Snowmen Having Fun eBook 2017
3D Crazy Characters eBook 2017

LEAVE A COMMENT WHEN DONE: Older students, when you are done, I would love it if you would leave a comment for me. (You might need to ask a parent or grown-up to help you.) Look up in the top right corner by the title of this post and click on the comments button. Use your FIRST NAME only – no last names, email, or website. Tell me what story/activity you read/did or how you are using technology to help you learn (or just say hello)!

Finally, here is a funny video for you! I was trying to make a video for Reading Month where I was a mystery reader behind a “mask.” It didn’t quite work out like I planned! Enjoy!

I miss you all and I am praying for you! Take care! Miss Bosch

Online Learning 1: Learning Links

Greetings from Miss Bosch (and her cat)!
(NOTE: many of these Learning Links will NOT work on an iPad or iPhone.)

Technology Class Activity: Use our Learning Links Page and a computer to do some of our Learning Links on a computer (if you can, they might not work on your iPad or phone). Here are the links to some pages at our Learning Links Page:

Learning Links Main Page

Early Learning Links – good for grades K – 2, note kindergarten has only done Dragging 1 – 6 in class.

Math Links – lots of games to practice math facts and more!

Games for Fun – a good place to take a break after working hard!

Also, here is the iReady link: iReady Student Login

Students, know that I am thinking of you and praying for you every day! Check back here – I will try to post a new video and some new technology activity ideas in a few days!

Kindergarten Technology Class January 2020

In January, the kindergarten students started coming to the computer lab for Technology class. We are using KidPix software to learn to draw and click using the mouse. Because most younger students have only used tablets, learning to use a mouse is a new challenge that can be surprisingly tricky at first!

We began learning to use a mouse by drawing “spaghetti” lines. Students have used a pencil tool to draw and have learned to change colors and size of lines. They also have drawn with chalk, crayon, and marker tools.

Next, students worked on controlling their mouse by drawing a picture of a cat.

We also used straight lines to draw a house!

Kindergarteners will continue to learn about using different KidPix tools including stamps, paint bucket fill, textured lines, and text boxes as they grow their technology skills.