Thursday, April 25, 2013


At my school, we take our students on Outward Bound type trips that we call Voyages. On these trips we might hike, camp, snow shoe, sled, rock climb and/or do team building activities. The trips start small in Kindergarten and build in challenge and length as the students reach 6th grade. In first grade, we go on one overnight trip in the fall and then take two one day trips in the winter and spring. Today my crew went on our last Voyage day of the year. We went hiking and rock climbing. This is my favorite trip of the year. You can get a taste of what our day was like in the Haiku Deck below. (If you get this post by email, you will need to go directly to the blog to view the deck.)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Worms, Bees and Haiku Deck

I have been wanting to write a blog post for my classroom blog that tells a little bit of the story of our most recent Expedition called Down to Earth. I also had heard good things about a new app called Haiku Deck and wanted to learn more about it. Yesterday I merged these two items on my "to do" list and came up with the Haiku Deck below. The app is very easy to use and I think the final product looks nice. I will be posting this Haiku Deck on my classroom blog next week after Spring Break to give the parents a view of how an Expedition works.