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Examples Posts From A Kindergarten Classroom Blog

After three weeks of school our classroom blog has 48 posts. If you want to read more about why I use a class blog read here. For this post I want to show what I am actually posting in the hopes that people will see how easy it is to share learning from your classroom using technology. As I have said before I try to keep my posts short and sweet to make it easier for me to update often. Also, I use the blog app to update as things are happening during the day so I don’t forget after school (or run out of time.) All the major blog platforms have free apps you can use to update the blog. Here are some highlights from our class blog so far…

Our Class Schedule: with this post I included a printable schedule for the parents.

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Texas and USA Pledge: I posted a picture and a few sentences describing our morning announcements. We also used Explain Everything to create class pledge and I shared that video with the class (see here for example)

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Library Time: I posted several pictures of the checkout process at our school including how the kids pick a book and how they scan it on the computer.

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Our Mission in Kindergarten: Read more about the video we made HERE

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Math Centers: At least once a week I post an image of kids working in each math center and describe the center to the parents.

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Literacy Centers: At least twice a week I post an image of kids working in literacy centers and describe the center to the parents. If you want info on the monster painting below look here.

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All About Me: I posted the All About Me project images on the blog (without names.) I thought this was a fun way for the families to get to know about the kids in our class.

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Specials Teachers: We shared an image of the “specials” teacher: art, music, library and PE. I used the iPad and Explain Everything app during large group instruction to create the image below. I had the words and pictures ready on the page and the kids helped me match them.

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School Leaders: We posted a video of each leader (principal, nurse, counselor, secretary) on the blog. We asked them what their most important job was and a kid recorded the video on the iPad. Example video here

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Wonderopolis: We visit this site most mornings and after watching them we often have mini lessons. For this word web we used the Educreations app. Look here for my 50 favorite wonders!

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Observing Outside: We explore outside often, each time I post pictures of our adventure.

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Monster Story: We read a story about a monster that had a tough day at school. The kids helped me make a T-chart (using Skitch app) after reading the story. We shared the finished T-chart on the blog.

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 Word Web: We used Popplet for these word webs. My large group instruction looks similar to any Kindergarten class but instead of using the white board or journal paper we use apps most often. This allows us to share the finished product easily on our blog.

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 Balance Scale Lesson: I shared images of exploring the balance scale after our lesson on using them

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Lockdown Drill/Fire Drill: Each time we have drill I share an image with the parents so they can discuss at home

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Journal time: I explained what journal writing looks like in K and the typical steps kids go throw in their writing journey during the year.

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Hopefully that will give you an idea of how we use our class blog!

7 Responses to Examples Posts From A Kindergarten Classroom Blog

  1. Karen Daniels says:

    Thanks for this sample! I recently started a class blog, so some of these ideas are very helpful! Thanks for the symbaloo page too!! I LOVE symbaloo!

  2. Kristina says:

    Your ideas are inspiring and sometimes a little overwhelming to me with a feeling that I am doing nothing with tech compared to you! Anyways, I teach in the same district as you (one of my team members went to your training – sad I missed it!) and was wondering how you do all of these activities on these apps so that the whole class can see. I have my own ipad in the class and would like to use some of the apps you are recommending. Also, I saw you mention somewhere on this site that the district is supporting iPads. How are they doing this? Thanks for all you do!!

    • Matt Gomez says:

      Kristina I mainly use the ELMO to display the iPad on the projector. I also bought a cable that runs from the projector to my desk so I can plug in the ipad directly. Start with the ELMO, it should do most of what you need. If the district purchases the iPad they are helping with apps. Nothing more at this time but I expect that to change as more schools get the devices.

  3. Daniel says:

    How do you start a classroom blog that only parents can see? Sorry if you explained this somewhere else.

  4. Michelle says:

    Great Blog Matt! I enjoyed reading how you share with families. Have you ever thought of trying Reflector to display your iPad through AirPlay? We just started using it and love it! The ELMO is good, but glares a lot.

  5. Nicole Beal says:

    Do you ever have your students write the post or comment on the post?

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