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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Colourful Ending

Hi Everyone,
Anyone who has been reading our Room 13 class blog this term will know that we have been working on a school wide colour theme. So it is fitting to end the school year with a colour theme link from the Peep and the Big Wide World site .To play, get Quack to jump on the tubes of paint to mix colours.

I am getting so much better at hyperlinking now! Is hyperlinking a real word?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Edible Christmas Trees

Hi Everyone,

I have just been searching for last week of school, Christmas cooking activities, to do with the kids .I am always on the look out for easy recipes or ones that have loads of pictures so that the children can work as independently as possible. During my search time have have found lots of really good sites and have added them to the 'Food Links' section of the blog, including this quick treasure 'Edible Christmas Trees' which we will make this week. Have fun cooking.

Monday, December 8, 2008

My Wild Self!

Hi Everyone,

if you are looking for something that is good fun to do, build your 'Wild self' by clicking on the underlined words. It only takes a few minutes to put together a wild character and they can be saved as a desk top or print screened to turn it into a photograph. Those of you with more technology savvy might like to tell me how else it might be saved. I am on a very steep leaning curve! I think that my wild self fits in well with our class themes for this term. Follow the links to Room 13 if you would like to see what we have been up . Yes , I have finally figured out how to use hyperlinks! Thanks to all those people who have been trying to educate me. I take a while to catch on, but I expect that I will go into a hyperlink frenzy now!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Cyber Visit to Room 102

Hi Everyone,
I went to visit Room 102 today They had some great language links on their blog which I have copied into my 'language links' area. Thanks for the tip Mary Ellen. If you would like to visit Room 102 just click on this link:
The 'Browser Books' Link is my favourite because it is great for Early Years kids and fantastic for students with special needs. I think I have now read every book! One of the best features of the site is that it can be a read yourself or a read too activity.
My other great revelation today was that if you click on the eyes on the 'Looky Book ' site the text will enlarge and can be read on a small screen or interactive whiteboard. Thanks again Mary Ellen! I am still a bit hesitant at this stage of my ICT development to just click on things randomly to see what happens, but most of the time it doesn't even occur to me to click on things! My teenage son thinks I am incredibly ignorant on these matters, but at least I am trying!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Welcome to our International visitors

Hi everyone,
I have set up this blog as a library of teaching resources from the web. I hope that you find what you are looking for and perhaps even an unexpected treasure!
Please feel free to suggest any resources that may be of use to others and visit to 'raid' this site for resources you might like to use in your classroom or attach to your own blog.
I would love to visit your blog too, so please leave a link.
Today I visited a Kindergarten blog called 2468 Meet Me at the Garden Gate
it's a great blog with lots of ideas for teaching young ones from a very experienced teacher. Well worth a look.
They had a link to this great alphabet site www.learnenglish.org.uk/kids/antics/monkey.swf
It's a great site for Early years teachers.
Another great site for links for Junior teachers is Carl's Corner. You will find it in the right margin under ''Language Links'. It has loads of free downloads for Early Years teachers including worksheets and levelled readers. it would have to be one of my favourite sites on the web!

For something completely different, have a look at the blog called Tamaki Today in New Zealand. I visited this morning and watched some amazing video footage of the class practising and performing Cook Island Dancing.


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