Whose Hands Are These? A Community Helper Guessing Book

March 16, 2016

Whose Hands Are These? A Community Helper Guessing Book
by Miranda Paul; illustrated by Luciana Navarro Powell

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Blurb from the catalog: Rhyming text offers readers clues for matching busy hands to the correct community helper including cooks, farmers, scientists, mechanics, physicians, and teachers.

Who doesn’t love a guessing book?!  Use this book for two skills: learning about community helpers and practicing rhyming words.  Readers get clues about the community helpers, with an extra bonus that the community helper rhymes with the text right before the statement “These hands belong to…”

A perfect addition to the Kindergarten Community Helpers Social Studies unit!

Pair this book with the Community Helpers app ($1.99 in the app store) and our Community Helpers books found on our school’s My Capstone Library.


ChatterPix Kids — App

December 15, 2015

The ChatterPix Kids app is a great way for students to practice their fluency.

Download the app onto your iPad.

Then, students can take a picture of themselves and draw a line where their mouth is.

The app then allows students to record themselves reading for up to 30 seconds.

Pushing the play button will allow students to hear their recording with their mouth in the picture moving.

If students push Next they can add a filter to their photo as well as a border or text.

Pushing the next button again gets students to a screen that will either allow them to delete the recording or download it to the camera roll.

If you wanted to check the students’ fluency, you can go into that student’s ipad’s camera roll and listen to the recording!


Give it a try!  Let me know if you have any other uses for this app!