A special thanks to Deanna Jump for creating some amazing Guided Readers that I've faithfully been using with my small group. Her February pack is up now too. I would definitely check it out!
I've seen such an improvement in not only reading but their writing as well! You can check it by clicking the link above.
I'd also love to give Mary Amos of Sharing Kindergarten a shout out for creating the Computer Center Sheets that I integrate each day! Check them out below. Without my blogging buddies, I don't know how would survive!!! Thank you!
Between YouTube, Deanna Jump, and Mary Amos....they are creating a kinder teacher out of me yet!
To help me with this age group, I've turned to technology. Any way I can integrate it into my day, I do! I only have 45 minutes with these kiddos so I have to provide variety. I wanted to share the technology components I use in my classroom each day.
I usually start off with a YouTube video practicing sight words. I am a huge believer that if they can say it, see it, and move to it that they will learn it! I've already seen great results. Check out a few of the ones I use below.
The app below is one of their favorite apps!!! It's also FREE!
For math, I do a similar opener with a YouTube video. At the beginning of the year, I started off with rote counting to 20 because they had difficulty even getting to that number. Now we have moved on to counting by ones to 100 and counting by 10's. We've also had fun listening and interacting with the teen numbers. I don't know what I'd do without Harry Kindergarten! I'll post a few of those below too for you to see.
I hope you find some of these useful. I know I couldn't survive without them! In a later post, I am going to be sharing some apps I used on the iPads too. The best part is that I test them all out with my own 5 year old. So....they are kid approved! Make sure to take a peek at one of my newest freebies for "Tens & More Ones". I'd love for you to try it out. :) Click the picture below or the link to grab it up.
Come back for more technology integration ideas! :)