I love word building from our Harcourt series but could never keep track of the letters, so now we use the Magnetic ABC App. I just have the students pull out the letters they will need-consonants blue/vowels red and then we start building words from there...a fun twist on an old favorite.
Nearpod is one of my favorite Apps. It's similar to Classflow but way easier to use and you don't have to enter student names. You can create a lesson or they have premade lessons available for purchase. You can start a live session where you control the pace of the lesson with your teacher iPad or you can send it as homework and they can do it at their own pace in stations and then send you their results.
You can click on a student sample and send it out to all students to see a good example or maybe a not so good example:
This is my library of lessons. I just click a lesson, they send me a simple code and I share it with the students.
We created a KWL style chart using Padlet and then read about Lizards using the book below. After we read the book we wrote on our last Padlet about what we had learned. We had a special surprise visitor as well. Padlet is a wonderful App that is easy to use and the students can all contribute at the same time. If a student gets done typing they can read the others responses.
This incredible idea came fromMrs. Wideen's Blog. She gives instructions on how she used Padlet for a KWL chart about frogs.
I took 3 pieces of paper and folded them to make a flip book. If you want to decompose a bigger number use more paper. I love how the students can see the pattern of one side decreasing and the other side increasing by ten. I also love how the flip book gives the students more room when they have to draw more ones.