Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fun With Paint....

As part of our Easy Tech lessons, we are learning how to use graphics programs for drawing with the computer. Our computers at school have Microsoft Paint. We are using this program to create drawings to support our learning. You too can use a paint program to draw. If you have the Paint program on your computer, this video may help.

Or you can go to this Crayola site to draw and print pictures as well: Crayola Coloring.
We love using Easy Tech and are happy the Spring Trail PTO helped pay for it. THANKS!
Check our blog soon to see some of our fine computer drawings!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lola From the Rescue....

A few days ago, the Kindergarteners got to meet my new puppy. I adopted her from the Almost Home Foundation (we've been helping them with supplies and money all year long). The mother was rescued from a high kill shelter and gave birth to several puppies in a foster home. The Almost Home Foundation brings pets who are fostered to our local Pets Mart stores in hopes of finding homes for them. One special puppy stole my heart right away! She is a Labrador Retriever-Mix, so I don't know how big she'll really get.
I had a hard time coming up with just the right name for her. Then Jacob (in the AM Class) thought of the perfect name, Lola!
Isn't she adorable?
Lola came to visit the kids at school. She was on her very best behavior and even showed off her very first trick.... "SIT" ;-)
Lola gets along well with my other dog, Coal. He'll turn 12 years old on March 17th. Lola a good companion for Coal. He loves to play tug-of-war with her.
Take a look at the afternoon class meeting her for the first time.