Saturday, May 17, 2014

Digital Media Literacy

This week we learned about media literacy. We focused on digital media. We made an anchor chart to show some of the most common types of digital media. 
We created a graph to show our favorite reasons for using digital media.
This recording sheet came from a unit my teammate created. We used the computer and the website to research animals. This unit also contains activities about cyber safety. You can check out my teammate's unit here

We wrote about how we use digital media and how it helps us. 
I like computers. I like computers because I can play Starfall. 
I like to play on my iPad. I like to play Subway Surfers. 
It helps us learn to read. 
I like to hear (here) music on my phone. 
I like to watch Netflix. 

You can get the pieces for the anchor, digital media research writing, and graph here

Monday, May 12, 2014

Grumpy Bunny's Hat and a Hat Glyph

A teammate just shared the book Grumpy Bunny's Hat with me. Its a super cute book about a little bunny who doesn't want to give up her winter hat. It's a great spring board for talking about spring, seasons, and growing things. We used the book to create a circle map about spring and a hat glyph. The original idea for this hat glyph came from Shari Sloane. My teammate purchased the book through a Scholastic book order.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Keep Calm and Get a Doctorate

On Friday, I defended my dissertation "Uncovering Gendered Teaching Practices in the Early Childhood Classroom" and passed!! I am now Dr. Larremore. Woohoo!!

Celebrating my doctorate with Pat Green and my good friend Amanda! Yah!!