We are embarking on week 4. I believe that my Kinder kids are slowly getting the hang of using the SmartBoard. They are definitely excited about being able to use it (and anything else involving a laptop and projector), so they are showing some great restraint when only a couple of them can practice at a time. I have been developing a few games for them so they can figure out how to trace their ABC's and be able to move letters around so they can match them. Once they all get a chance to use the Smartboard, I hope to really be able to incorporate it all day (especially math). The only thing that sort of bugs me out is that now that we are about to start rotating our students for our literacy block, I will be starting all over with the new students. I am hoping to be able to pair up my students with the new students so they can help each other out.
We will also be starting pen-pals with a class in China and a class in Vail. So with the class in Vail, I'm hoping to be able to do a webcast lesson with them. It's a matter of helping that teacher find a webcam for her class. That should be interesting. Either way, I think we will be doing emails and sending short video messages to each class... still trying to figure out how to fit it all in.
I can't believe we are starting our fourth week of school!