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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Digital Books

We use a variety of resources to find good ebooks - both iPad apps and computer websites. I thought I would share some of those with you in case your child would like to read a digital book from home. In the future, I will share some of the math tools and apps that we use online, too. (Click on the pictures below to see a larger version.)

The picture below shows the home screen of each child's iPad. The top two rows feature mainly the creation apps that we will learn and use throughout the school year. We have learned two of these apps so far - Kidblog and ShowMe. A button to our crew blog is also included on these rows to provide students with easy access to our blog but it is not a creation app.

The newest digital book app that we have is called, Epic - Books for Kids. We have left it out on the home screen so that the crew will remember to take a minute to visit it. It has many, many great books that the crew can read and some that can be read to them. They recognized many of the titles from our school and classroom library on here.

The pictures below show some of the apps that are in our Books folder on our iPads. Ask your child which apps are his or her favorite.

On the Resources page on our crew blog (see the tabs at the top of the blog page), you will also find several reading websites that the crew uses. Tumblebooks is a subscription service that our school district subscribes to so this one won't work at home unless you access it through the Douglas County Public Library and enter your library card number. The rest will work just fine. While most of the sites are just books to read or listen to, Starfall also has some other reading (and Math) activities that the crew enjoys.

Students can also access their blog at home by going to the Resources page of our blog and clicking on the Kidblog button under Writing. If they can't remember their blog password, send me an email and I will email the password to you.

Hopefully these sites will give you and your child some more resources to use for reading at home.

Reading ~ Read a good book or two.
Math ~ Home Link 3.10 Dimes

We have library tomorrow. Please help your child remember to bring back his or her books.

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