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First Grade May 2018


Good morning you awesome, fantastic, fabulous class! 



Tech Teacher  

Tech Student

1.Learning Goal:

 I can use search engines to research facts about an animal


This week: Select an animal

I can

research a unique animal
I can  
create  PowerPoint on research of a different and unusual animal
I can
use  shift/command/4 shortcut to capture image

I can  

use  insert/to create a new slide


Unit Goal:

TSW use one search engine and one content website to gather information.

TSW present with PowerPoint and Blabberize



external image findit.jpg  Research and Information Fluency 

external image makeit.jpg


Creativity & Innovation 

external image useit.jpg


Technology Operations:

Intro to Powerpoint: open document,

font, size, spacing,new slide,insert  



CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (eg. captions, bold print, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.6 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, 

CCSS. ELA-Literacy.W1.8With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


3. Learning Sequence:






Week #1 April

Introduce Animal Research Project

(using a class list from the notebook next to computer go to the first grade class and use the class list to write down an animal name...Begin with the A's make sure that student has never heard of his/her animal. Make sure it is only a MAMMAL.

3. Go to Livebinder and go to A-Z animals on the tabs. Select animal together. 

4.Students will go to computer and you will walk them step by step on the week by week slide. Show them what to do then have them do it. 

Make sure they login in with their last name/first name/lunchnumber

5. You will show Students how to  fill out first two slides with you....



 PowerPoint Slides will  have the following Five Required Animal Facts. Each week we will learn how to research and save image for each slide category.

Week #2 April 21-30

1. What is the appearance? (What does it look like?)

2. What are its characteristics? (What it is like?)

Week #3 May 7

3. Where is it found? (what part of the world can you find your animal?)

4. What is its habitat? (Where does it live?)

Week #4 May 14

5.What is its diet? (What does it eat?)


6. What are three interestings facts? (What is special?)








Student will use the livebinder below tobeginanimal research



1. Open your Animal Research PowerPoint and Firefox side by side.

Use the Livebinder to select your animal. Go to A to Z Animals first. Animal Research Project Livebinder.




2.Create your PowerPoint. Complete the title slide and the Name of your animal slide.Drag the picture of your animal to that slide.


3.Continue researching your animal using the PowerPoint Template


4. Use Kiddle search engine for more images 




Teacher  Animal 



Gracie : African Civet

Emmanuel: Aye Aye

Jhonen: Uakari

Natalie: Bandicoot

Elias: Binturong

Kaiden: Caracal


Tommy: Chinchilla

Raul: Dhole

Xavier: Echidna

Bryanna: Coati

Mikaela: Fossa

Vicente: Jackal

Jaslene: Lemming

Davina: Lemur

Joshua: Lynx

Amant: mongoose

Evolette: ocelot


Josie: Tarsier


Eliza; golden Lion Tamarin

Mattox: Serval

Madison: Cuscus

Aubrey: Puma

Marco: Aye Aye




Keegan: Mongoose


Cayden: African Civet

Amy: Aye Aye

Manny: Bandicoot

Sophie: Ocelot

Samara: Chinchilla

Aiden: Coati

Zayci: Cuscus

Josiah: Dhole

Ivan: Fossa

Damian: Golden Lion Tamarin

Xavier: Lynx

Joaquin: Tarsier

Bryan: Indri

Christopher: Echidna

Milan: Numbat

Ellie Jane: Lemming

Rafe: Quokka

Aaven: Aardvark

Madison: Lemur

Emma: Wombat

Joseph: Uakari

Angelo: Serval

Joshua: Jackal




Cameron: African Civet

Tyler: Aardvark

Peyton: Bandicoot

Meah :Binturong

Isabella: Caracal

Ray: Puma

Aedan: Coati

Charli: Chinchilla

Alex: Dhole

Sophia: Echidna

Kaden: Cuscus

Aiden: Aye Aye

Izaiah:Golden Lion Tamarin

Elianna: Indri

Xavien: Jackal

Kimberly: Leming

Raul: Mongoose

Rowdy: Numbat

Mikaya: Fossa

Sophie: Serval

Uriah: Quokka


Ryder: Tarsier






During testing


  1. Bill Nye the Science Guy Deserts
  2. Magic School Bus-Gets Swamped
  3. Magic School Bus-All Dried Up


  1. Bill Nye the Science Guy Deserts
  2. Magic School Bus-Gets Swamped
  3. Magic School Bus-All Dried Up


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