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Thursday, 16 October 2014
Parents of Grade 2-3 class, did you hear about dinosaurs coming to life in our classroom last week? These photos don't come close to showing the IPad app we used to bring the pictures that you can see on the table to life! It is another example of Augmented Reality, like in our Dot Day activity.
Our theme topic for the next few weeks will be dinosaurs and this was a great way to get everyone excited and Ready to Learn! Our Literacy Time will focus on reading, writing and researching about these prehistoric creatures. The content or knowing how to say the names or facts about them is not my goal here but many skills including using phonetic clues to sound out the names and reading fact books have a purpose when there is a topic a child is interested in learning more about.
I believe when children see a purpose for reading and writing, they are much more motivated to work at their level and break through to the next one!