What's New with the Beach Buddies?

Updates from our classroom to your family

January 27, 2013

The Beach Buddies Kid Blog can be found at www.kidblog.org/beachbuddies1213. You can see everyone's posts and blogs from that site. If your kindergartner wants to post to their own blog at home, go to LOG IN (top right), choose name, and password is students' first name. Choose "new post" and type away. When complete, click "publish post" and I will approve the post and make it "live". Kid Blog also has an iPad app.

One More Story

One More Story is a subscription-based website we use during reader's workshop in kindergarten. It is filled with high quality children's books with tracking text and the option of "read to me" or "read it myself". The company is currently having a sale with prices being $39.99 for one year, $25.99 for 6 months, and $14.99 for 3 months. Enter promo code HOLIDAY at check out. Once you have a subscription, you can purchase a $2.99 iPad app and access all the books from your iPad too. Act fast...prices go up after January 31st.

Yeah, we are famous!

I shared our blog post and slide show about author Nancy Carlson with Nancy Carlson herself. Look at the response we got! She talks to many schools, communities, and teachers and is sharing our "big ideas" with others. Yeah, we are famous!!!

Beach Buddies' Blog

Experts are abounding in kindergarten! Check them out on our blog.

Kindergarten Beach Buddies' Blog

Apps to Share

Endless Alphabet - New release that is free for a few days. Great vocab, letter, and sound app.


Wheels on the Bus- Can't go wrong with an app by Duck, Duck Moose. They are celebrating the app's birthday and making in free for a limited time.