Thursday, November 29, 2012

Go Figure!

Figurative language makes our writing more colorful and interesting to the reader. Today we started creating our own presentations on different types of figurative language including similes, metaphors, personification, and more. We especially enjoyed thinking of all the idioms we have heard day to day. Post your favorite idiom below!

Monday, October 15, 2012

My Fav Children Books

I love creating my own virtual bookshelves of all my favorite books. It's a great way to share your all time favorites with your friends and also look at other bookshelves to see what you want to read next. If you're a book lover like me you will love shelfari !

Thursday, October 11, 2012

In the Community

This week we are exploring places in our community. Here is one of the sites we used to gather information for our commuity research project. Click on the picture below or check out other sites on the community under Sites to See.

Monday, September 3, 2012

It's Time for Technology

My name is Ms. Amato and I am teacher helping to infuse technology into our everyday classrooms. I work with students from 1st-5th grade in Woodbine Avenue, Avenel Street, Lynn Crest, and Oak Ridge Heights School. This year we will explore all sorts of adventures using technology from blogs, interactive websites, webquests, Polyvision boards, and much more.

25 Most Common Problems Your Students Will Face

Here is a great post I found from another tech teacher. There are 25 problems that stump students (and teachers) most often when they use the computer. They’re questions like, ‘My sound doesn’t work’ or how about ‘I deleted that and didn’t mean to’? Does that sound familiar? These 25 problems account for 70% of the issues that make students unable to use the computer for whatever they’re trying to accomplish. If they can solve these, they are much more independent and the tech experience much more authentic.