1st Graders Getting "Techie"

We're using technology in Mrs. C's First Grade classroom

iPads, Blogs, and PowerPoint, Oh My!

In our class we published our nonfiction specialist texts using PowerPoint software. The children imported photographs to match the text they wrote to teach others about their topics.


We've begun posting comments to our Classroom blog. Last week, students wrote their opinions about recess and included their reasons behind their choice. Each week, they will reply to a new prompt.


We're using our six iPads for a variety of purposes. So far, we've scanned QR codes to give our partners feedback during a geometry activity. We've begun using the Classroom Organizer app to check out books from our classroom library. Last week, we used the ShowMe app to record our thinking while making text-to-text connections from the book, The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf. Soon, we will be recording student-created math word problems.

Blogging in First Grade

Students in our class write their opinion about a prompt each week. We began by learning about facts and opinions. Our first prompt was about recess. Students stated their opinion and gave a reason to support their opinion. The next prompt was related to a survey they conducted during math class. Students are eager to express their opinions!

Michelle Cardaronella

Ms. Cardaronella is a National Board Certified Teacher. She currently teaches first grade at Hammond Eastside Magnet School. Hammond Eastside Magnet school is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme of Instruction.