I don't know about you but I don't have very many "how-to" books that are appropriate for my kindergarteners. I LOVE apps and I am always looking for ones that make my life a little easier. Well I had been using an app called Snapguide for over a year when it hit me...I could use this app as an aide when I'm teaching the how-to unit of writing (duh).
It's FREE to download and full of picture based how-to guides. I will never have to stress out about thinking up an example topic again! Oh. Yeah.
It is full of ready made ideas from how-to braid your hair to how-to make a sock puppet and everything in between. I will definitely be utilizing this app better than I did before (which was for personal use only) and find ways to incorporate it into my lessons.
Since you have to become a member anyways why not have your class make their own snapguide? I certainly plan to do just that this school year. Plus it is something that you could leave on the site forever reminding your students parents of just how