The ABC Shortcuts of Google Apps

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey In the midst of our casual conversation, we were talking about how one of our kiddos is challenged with letter identification, but CAN remember letters J and K because he uses them on the keyboard with shortcuts. The idea sparked….what if Continue Reading →

Jan Brett Author Study – An Extended Reading Experience

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey As we explored the concept of winter, we used books by Jan Brett to build connections to literature and her craft as an author and illustrator. In this Extended Reading experience, children were given the opportunities to make connections to the Continue Reading →

Customizing Your Own Kmail

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey As educators, the creation of meaningful literacy experiences for students is a constant work in progress.  In order to evolve in our practice, we must continuously reassess the world in which we live, and take note of the ways in which Continue Reading →

Sharing a Field Trip Experience Through Kmail

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey Connect In our previous post we talked about an Extended Reading Experience by involving the kids with playing with characters (of themselves!) and settings. We shared how when we extend reading beyond the book, we help children to see and feel Continue Reading →

Playing with Characters and Settings – An Extended Reading Experience

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey  As part of Extended Reading in our Kindergarten classes, we seek to give children rich literacy experiences that model use of reading skills and strategies, as well as explore concepts in ways that allow for meaningful connection beyond the book. Continue Reading →

Starting the Day with Connected Play

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey Our kids start out the day PLAYING! The centers that we plan for them are intentionally CONNECTED to learning ideas taking place over the course of the week. The play engagements give children opportunities to experience different types of play through: Continue Reading →

Meeting the Needs of the Community: Modifying the #InnovatingPlay #SlowFlipChat

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey As moderators of this uniquely styled chat with educators who bring depth to their responses, we are constantly on the lookout for bridging connections and listening to the needs within our community. Some of our main goals are to create a Continue Reading →

A Summer of Discoveries and New Connections – #InnovatingPlay

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey Discovering the Country Miss Pinto and her California kiddos had a three week lead on summer vacation, but it wasn’t the end of the communication with Mrs. Twomey and her New Jersey kids! As mentioned in Our Year Long Memory String Continue Reading →