The Best Friends by Lillyanne, Lilly, Hayden and Ellie

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, digital story, Student posts | Posted on February 2, 2015

Just Like Santa by Patterson’s Pack Dec 2014

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in class photos, digital story, Student posts, video | Posted on December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Patterson’s Pack

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, digital story, slid.ly | Posted on December 12, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Patterson’s Pack by Slidely Slideshow

Google Hangout in the Classroom

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, digital story, teachers, video | Posted on October 6, 2013

One of our classmates had surgery on her arm.  She will not be able to come to school for THREE weeks!  We missed her so much that we decided to try a “Google Hangout”.  First, we tried it with our morning meeting.  Then we tried it for our math lesson.  Now she is even buddy reading! It has worked like a charm.  We put the iPad in the directors chair and it’s almost like she is right here with us.  She loves it too!

Google Hangout with Patterson’s Pack by Slidely – Slideshow maker

How to Have Nice Manners by Lillee

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in digital story, Student posts | Posted on March 27, 2013

How to Have Nice Manners by Lillee

Jilly Boo by Corban

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, digital story, Student posts | Posted on February 6, 2013

Click here to hear Jilly Boo by Corban

Jilly Boo by Corban

Matter

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in digital story, video | Posted on January 24, 2013

We have done lots of experiments mixing matter (solids and liquids). We also looked at some matter under our Digital microscope.

A Day in the Life of Patterson’s Pack

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, digital story, skills, Student posts, teachers, video | Posted on October 23, 2012

We have been hard at work learning how to be independent workers.  We are learning to appreciate differences and  our similarities.  We are respectful of each others learning styles and supportive of each others learning.  It is a beautiful thing.  Recently a blog reader sent me this article called 20 Things Educators Need to Know about Learning Spaces.  I enjoyed reading the article and thought “wow, maybe everyone isn’t doing things just like us”.  So I decided to ask the kids what they thought about the things we were doing daily and about being able to choose where they prefer to work.  That quickly led to putting together a digital story about our day and how we work.  We use a Daily 5 structure by The Two Sisters.  When the kids are working independently, it allows me to confer and support each child individually.  I love that I feel like I really know each child, their learning strengths and areas that need my support.  Enjoy…

 

Bus Safety At McHarg Elementary

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, digital story | Posted on September 14, 2012

Silly Milly an Innovation by Patterson’s Pack

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, digital story | Posted on April 17, 2012

We recently got two new books in our book order.   We found Silly Milly and Silly Milly and the Mysterious Suitcase by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, extremely clever and fun for our Word Study time.  We hope they will write more books like these.  Silly Milly is kind of picky.  Through the books you have to try to figure out why the things she likes go together.(hint: it’s word features)

We decided to make our own version.  See if you can figure out what Miss Milly likes in our version before you get to the end.

 

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