My students are so excited about the Alphabet Letter Exchange! These are the letters we have so far (we're in Group 1):
The kids especially enjoy seeing the photos of other classes. Today I passed around the pictures that came with the M & Z. One of the boys noticed that a boy in the photo was wearing an Angry Birds shirt "just like me!", he said. My students are largely very low-income with not much experience outside their neighborhood. I loved that he made a connection with another boy on the opposite side of the country. Hopefully this helps my kiddos begin to realize that there's a great big world waiting out there for them to discover.
I thought I'd also share a video I found yesterday. If you haven't seen it yet, it's AMAZING. The kids are just so engaged! It's a first grade teacher's math lesson. I really want to incorporate WBT. I've watched some videos and this one's got me excited about it again. You'll have to click on the link to get to the video, though. I need to go back to Blogging 101 and learn how to put a video into my blog. In the meantime, here's the link
I'm off to the Southern California Blogger Meet-Up. I'm so excited!!! We're staying down there to spend Sunday with some good friends. A fun weekend awaits! I'll try to post pictures later today.
Have a wonderful Saturday!