Today in class we were reviewing our Scootpad spelling words, and we were discussing the words allusion and illusion. To demonstrate some illusions, I used a kid-friendly website that was full of optical illusions. The students were very enthused, but time only permitted us to look at a few. I told the students that I would post a link to this site on our website so that they could, with your permission, continue to explore.
This slide presentation captures some of the most important aspects of folk tales
In order to keep from confusing students too much as we make changes in our classrooms, new log in ID's for Scootpad have been issued to some of our students. All students will be issued new Scootpad ID cards, regardless of whether their log in information was changed. They will each be issued two cards, which you will easily be able to identify by the handwritten 10/7/13 written on the top. Please destroy any old cards you may have, and allow your student to keep one card in their binder and one card at home. Thank you so much for your patience with this process. I do not anticipate having to change log in information for the rest of the school year. I hope that this will make it less confusing to the students because their class ID number will now be the same as their Scootpad ID number. Their passwords will remain the same.
As always, please contact me if you are having any problems with Scootpad.
This week students will begin a new unit on folk tales. We will discuss the elements of a folk tale in order to write our own. Eventually, we will be compiling our folk tales into a book through an on line publishing program. These books will be available to purchase in the late winter and I will send home information with students as well as post it on this blog as soon as it becomes available.