Welcome to Our Room! {Part 2}

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Our Listening Workstation:

consists of 4 individual listening centers. Each child is in charge of their own story and book! They love the fact that they are completely independent and everything is up to them! Books are stored in the middle box and each nano is clipped to where the child should sit to read.

Each book has its picture filed alphabetically so that the students can either find the book by title or picture. Students match the books cover to picture on the screen and click! (as easy as that!!!) 

Students then follow the prompts to turn the page and follow along in the story. Our book box includes many different levels of books to meet all needs of all readers. My students love this center!!

Our Computer Workstation:

My students are fortunate enough to have 6 computers and navigate our class website on their own.

On my class website students have the option of a few student websites and many students use the website at home during their free time.

Our iPad Workstation:

My students were fortunate enough to receive 2 iPads from www.donorschoose.org/mrs.stanford My students absolutely adore this station! I have organized the apps onto subject area pages and ask them to work on specific skills during specific work times. Students are also rewarded for behavior and academics with time on the iPad throughout the week.

Our Library Workstation:

My students' comfy corner is another wonderful item in our classroom from the generous people of donorschoose! The have comfy mats, a canopy, and easy readers of different levels to build their love of reading! I still remember my reading corner from grade school and I remember trying to recreate it at home. I wanted to give my students the same feeling to associate fun and excitement with reading!

Well we have much more to share, but I'll save some for next time!

Until next time,
Mrs. Stanford

For more photos of our classroom:


Scipi said...

I would love to follow your blog, but you don't have a follower's button yet. Think about adding one as many TPT people would love to be a part of your blog.

Come by and visit mine sometime.


vicky1970 said...

Hi there - I am your newest follower...very cute blog BTW. Looks like your kiddos are having fun. Enjoy your break. :o)
Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

Heather's Heart said...

Hi Jessica!

Your blog is adorable! I love all of the ways you have integrated technology into your centers.

I am happy to be your newest follower and would love for you to come visit me when you get the chance. I have lots and lots of *freebies* that you can use with your kiddos in math and literacy centers! =)

Come check out the plant snack we made! =)

Heather's Heart

Jessica Ann Stanford said...

Thank you all for your kind words! I will be sure to check out all of your blogs as soon as we get home next week :) thanks for all of the follows!! I can't wait to share ideas with all of you!!

Kimberly said...

Love the blog so far. Welcome to blogging.

TAG your it. Come to my blog for details and rules for playing blog tag.


Susan Case said...

Thanks for visiting my blog: Yours is wonderful!

Tessa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet email!


Jessica Ann Stanford said...

Thanks for stopping by and giving such wonderful feedback! If you haven't already be sure to enter my current giveaway (newest post) :)

Jessica Ann Stanford said...

Awww thanks for the support!! Make sure to enter the new giveaway (newest post) :)

Jessica Ann Stanford said...

Thanks!!! And I sure did enjoy break :) make sure you enter my new giveaway (newest post)

Jessica Ann Stanford said...

The plant snack was so adorable! Make sure you enter my giveaway (newest post) since you're already following :)

Jessica Ann Stanford said...

Thanks for the follows. Be sure to enter my giveaway (newest post) to enter to win a $20 donation to donorschoose!

Jessica Ann Stanford said...

Oh wow I'm delayed on that tag!!! Gotta go look now lol come check out the giveaway (latest post)

Jessica Ann Stanford said...

Thank you thank you! Don't forget to enter the giveaway ;)

Jessica Ann Stanford said...

Thanks <3 don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Ziggyfriends said...

Hi, just found your new blog through Kindergarten Korner. I am working on a DonorsChoose project for a listening center to post soon and I would like to talk with you about yours. Specifically, I am considering
the SANSA clip players and I'd like to know what you like about the Nano's . Where do you get your downloads...I wish Scholastic would make all of their CD read alouds available as MP3 files? Those earphones look really light, but sturdy. Where are those from? And, I'm really jonesing over your balls to sit on. Those are awesome!

BTW, I'm a new follower.


Jessica Ann Stanford said...

Awww thanks for stopping by! She is too sweet!!

Make sure to comment on the giveaway post for giveaway entries :))

I'll email you about my listening center :)

Megan said...

I have the same questions as Donna does above. I'd love to convert my listening center to MP3 players next year. How about a post on the details?

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