Me on the Map

Create a book using the My Story app that illustrates where you are on the planet, continent, country, state, and town. You’ll practice inserting photos, taking screen shots from Google Earth, and using QR codes. Once your book is finished, record your voice telling about each page.

Farm Math Stories

Create a math picture using the Make a Scene: Farmyard app. Your picture should show farm animals that can be counted to make a math equation. When you’re finished making the picture, save it to the photos app. Then, open the saved picture in Skitch, add any important information with the draw tool, and exchange it with another classmate to solve.


Keyboarding without Tears

Practice keyboarding by using the Keyboarding without Tears program. Your teacher will show you how to get started. You can practice keyboarding with this program on either a computer or iPad. Click the picture below to log in:

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To use this program at home, the PIN code is C04-38B. You will need your passcode.

Welcome Back First Graders!

I’m looking forward to another great year of helping you use technology with your learning. Once we introduce ourselves, I will go over some important rules to remember when using technology. Then you will be able to log in and choose a favorite application from last year. You can also play Color by Number:

Color by Number

 Here are a couple of more fun games:

Connect the Dots

Make a Face

Getting Ready…

August 24, 2016

Greetings Cottage Cougars,

I hope you are enjoying the summer break. I kept busy this summer with traveling and spending time with my family. Along with going to the beach several times, I also visited California and Nova Scotia.

This week I went into school and started getting the technology ready for the new school year. There are over 200 iPads, about 75 laptops, and approximately 50 desktop computers. That’s a lot of devices for kids and teachers to use! This year your class will do more with coding and exploring the maker space activities.

 Enjoy what’s left of summer vacation and I look forward to seeing you soon!

~Mr. Ahern


Wigwam Motel in California

I stayed at a motel that looks like the Cozy Cone motel from Cars.