October 9, 2014

Five for Friday!

This Five for Friday will likely be sort of all over the place and to the point...  All at the same time. :)

It's Fall Break y'all.  I'm not kidding when I say I needed this week.  I always forget how hard the beginning of the year is on a person.  Every year, I say that it's just too much for a person to handle, and every year, right around this time, the light bulbs start going off, and I fall in love all over again.  I'm beyond excited to see what my little kindergarteners accomplish this year.

Anyway... Here ya go!

We have been studying leaves and scarecrows this week, and the kids have been using technology to enhance it all!  Here are a few pictures from the week.

We also learned about adjectives in language arts, so I thought it would be perfect to integrate that skill into our leaf study.  We took pictures of our leaves and uploaded them into PicCollage.  Then, the students chose two adjectives to describe the leaf.  We focused on size and color words, so this guy chose the words "mammoth" and "green".  It just so happens that mammoth was a vocabulary word in reading this week, so you can imagine my excitement when he explained his word choices to me!

We used eBackpack to label scarecrows on Wednesday.  The kids did the work digitally, then submitted it to me to grade.  It's so nice not to have to deal with as many papers, and the kids though it was soooo cool.  eBackpack was purchased by our district, but the app Showbie is very similar.

We took a nature hunt earlier this week as well.  Instead of heading out with clipboards, paper, and pencils, we headed outside with our iPads!  The kids took pictures of specified items (a bird, a bug, sticks, red, orange, and yellow leaves, etc.) and PicCollaged it up.  They were so incredibly engaged, learned some important stuff, and had FUN doing it!

Some Indiana blogging friends and I are hosting a sale this weekend!  Click the link below to check it out!  LOTS of great deals!

Just because I can... I'm ready to spend Fall Break with these two rascals!  We have lots of fun planned... Check back next Friday to see what we were up to!


  1. Love all the technology!!! I am checking out eBackpack and showbie NOW!
    Mrs. Spriggs’ Kindergarten Pond

  2. Your kids are precious. Enjoy your break.
    Grade School Giggles

  3. Brittany, I just love all of your technology and PBL ideas! We do not have 1:1 iPads, but I am hoping to at least get a few for my classroom! I would love to talk more with you about how you use them and what other apps you like! Thanks again for all your tech ideas!

    One Sharp Bunch