keeping up with the kindergarteners

Get Connected with Miss Ansley's Class!

Here in Miss Ansley's class we use a few different tools to help stay connected! These are the three technology tools that you should become familiar with!

Bloomz

We will use bloomz to stay connected about what is going on in the classroom! By logging onto bloomz.net you will be able to stay in touch with me, as well as your student's time in the classroom. You will see updates about what we are learning that day, reminders for assignment due dates or registration deadlines, and photos from field trips or projects in class. We will also utilize bloomz to organize class activities and field trips, as well as tracking parent-teacher meetings. Through bloomz I am able to send invites, attach permission slips, track RSVPs, request and sign up volunteers, and send reminders to make planning and participating easier! Hopefully this will help with all of the papers that seems to get lost on their way from the classroom to your homes! Bloomz utilizes two-way messaging that is private and secure so you are easily able to get ahold of me in addition to email. Also, bloomz is free and available on the iPad, iPhone, or any computer that has access to the internet. Please let me know if you have any problems or questions with bloomz!

Storybird

We will also be utilizing this awesome, new tool called storybird! Storybird.com allows students and teachers alike, to create and share their own stories. I will be using this to share stories that I create or find that could be used as extra reading material at home! I will also use this tool to animate some vocabulary words, in hopes of making vocabulary a little more fun to learn! I will add your child to my class and boom! Start creating! Storybird also has a feature for students to create and share their own, original stories! We like to encourage creativity in our classroom so this tool will do just that while helping us learn to read and write! I will send home more information about student's original stories once we start to make them in class! Happy reading and creating!!

Remind

Remind is a great tool that I use to keep parents up to date on anything and everything they need to know about what goes on in our class! Kindergarten can be very busy! Forgot that we're going on a field trip or your student has a big project? Not with remind! I can send out messages to help you and your student stay on top of things! With Remind, I am able to send messages to any device, including SMS-only phones. Remind keeps contact information private and you can access your message history any time. I can attach photos, videos, voice clips, and other files that you may need to any message. Remind is even better because it can translate messages into more than 70 languages so that I can reach all parents and students! I will mainly use remind to well, remind you! Field trips, permissions slips, parties, homework, crazy sock day, you name it! Singing up for remind will help us stay in contact through out the craziness of this year!