Descriptive Language, Technology and Slime!

Recently we embarked on a new project in how we document our work. Often we use words to describe something that we’re working with. For example, “this slime is so sticky!” Usually I write their words down and sometimes I post them somewhere the children can see. Just the other day we were in the midst of this type of an activity, I was writing down their words describing our very slippery purple slime as usual. The next step is where we took it to a new level. Instead of tapping the words to the wall, or shelf that holds the slime, I set up the word list and my computer at the big kids table. The older kids then worked to type their descriptive words into a program called wordle. They carefully deciphered my handwriting and found the corresponding key on the keyboard. They were identifying letters, capital and lowercase. They were also learning about important functions of a keyboard. When all the words were typed in we pressed the submit button and they created their own word cloud. They were so excited! They now would like to create word clouds for everything!!

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