Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Grandparent's Day

The children began their day in the media center.  When they returned to the classroom, we had a full house!!  It was great to have so many grandparents visiting us...and we put them to work!  :-)

I began by explaining our next research project to the entire group.  Then I shared an inspiration that hit me this morning, while the kids were at the media center.  I decided to have the children get ideas from the grandparents as to how technology has changed tools in education, entertainment and the arts.  So, the children and adults worked in small groups, using the iPads, to create Venn Diagrams and comparison charts, identifying technological tools used long ago, used today and those that were used during both time frames.

Here are some pictures:

Then we gathered together and shared the small groups' ideas and charted them on a Venn Diagram using a software package called Kidspiration.  It proved to be a GREAT discussion and we now have a wonderful list of technology tools to research.
After the grandparents left, it was time for math.  We only had 10 students.  So each student got an Ipad and practiced their multiplication facts using an online game.
After enjoying lunch, the students packed up and headed home for Thanksgiving Break. 
Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!!!

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