Kindergarten has been very busy the past few weeks.  After spring break, we began to apply what we know about zoo animals.  The children made Doodlecast stories on zebras, giraffes, and lions as they learned about the different animals in class.  We are so lucky to have the opportunity to have lions on our very own UNA campus, so many of the children have had personal, up-close experiences with Leo and Una, the UNA lions.  All of the children's Doodlecast stories can be found on our YouTube page: kilbykindergarten.  Mrs. Frederick's kindergarten class is now going back to our original apps to re-make stories that we started out with.  It is awesome to see the changes the children have made in the past couple months.  When we began with StoryKit, the children were not sure what to write about or what to include in their voice recordings.  Now, we simply have to point the children into which app we would like them to use, and off they go! The children are writing away, and their creativity is never-ending.  The children read and listened to Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin.  The children then took the book and summarized it in a Doodlecast creation.  They had so much fun singing along with the song.  Their singing can also be seen on the YouTube site.  We hope to begin moving the children into mathematics by transitioning our story telling into story problems.  We will also use the iPads in the next couple of weeks for a weather unit done by Kilby Kindergarten's intern, Sarah Jones.  It will be an exciting couple months as these children begin the end of Kindergarten!

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    My name is Kaitlin Ashley.  I am a few hours away from being a senior at the University of North Alabama.  This blog will be about researching the impacts of iPads in the kindergarten teaching and learning environment.  It will follow this process from the very beginning, and it will keep everyone up-to-date on what is going on in Mrs. Frederick's Kindergarten class.


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