We had a busy, fun day! We worked with the chromebooks today. We reviewed how to sign in and how to find our classroom. We also worked on signing out and shutting down the computers so they are ready for the next class. Following directions and listening was really important to do this, and the kids did a really great time. They had a lot of time to work at the websites I put in their classroom. I think we are ready now to use the chromebooks during literacy and math stations since they know how to sign on and find the classrooms. So far, what the children are doing on the chromebooks is mostly practicing skills in literacy and math. I do have them start by doing some keyboard practice so they are able to find the letters and numbers quicker on the keyboard.
In Writing Workshop today, we started using a Writing Folder. The children learned how to write the date with numbers so they will put that on their writing pieces as they work on them. They also learned where their work in progress goes and their work they have finished that is ready to possibly edit or revise. These workshop routines are important so the children can work the entire time during the workshop and not need to come to me and tell me they are finished; now they can go back to work they started before to fix up or finish it on their own.
Have a great weekend!