Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring Break!

Hope you are having a great spring break!  I will see you soon!  What are you doing on your break?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Skyping With Our New Friends In Indiana and Massachusetts

We had a very busy week!  We were able to participate in Mystery Skypes with Mrs. Goodwin's 2nd grade class in Indiana and Mrs. Carroll's Class in Massachusetts!   We were able to learn so many wonderful facts about both states.  It is such a great way to learn about the United States!   It was also nice to see the class participate in more roles during the skype!  We added two two students  backchanneling, a greeter, a photographer, and a videographer to our skypes this week! 
                                          Each student has a role in our Mystery Skype
                 Our class is watching the class from Indiana on our big screen
                                Students from Indiana are sharing clues with us.
                  Students are backchanneling about the skype with Indiana!
                           We are sharing information about Michigan!

     We started recording our skypes this week by adding a videographer!

   Students were very eager to backchannel during our Massachusetts skype!
           Mrs. Carroll's class from Massachusetts sharing clues with our class!

Thank you for actively engaging in this wonderful experience!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Share Your Love of Books!

Want to see what others are saying about your favorite book? Want to recommend a book to others? Looking for a great book to start reading? Take a look at this site You Are What You Read !

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Our Learning Community is Growing!


Just wanted to say thank you to Mrs. Schmidt's class from Pennsylvania, Mrs. Allen's Class from Illinois, and Mrs. Tompkins class from Missouri for skyping with us this week!  It is so wonderful to connect with others! We look forward to reconnecting soon!  In the mean time, you can connect with these classes on their blogs!  Remember our rules for commenting.

Mrs. Schmidt's Classroom Blog
Mrs. Allen's Computer Class

Pennsylvania meets Michigan

Take a look at Mrs. Schnmidt's post about our Skype ! Hope we get to reconnect with Mrs. Schmidt's class in the future!

Pennsylvania meets Michigan: "

On March 31st, Mrs. Powell’s 4th grade from Michigan had an introductory Skype with Mrs. Schmidt’s 3rd grade from Pennsylvania. Each class asked some questions and exchanged information about our school size, some state symbols, recess lengths and vacation places. Both classes were happy to meet and excited about working on the project together.



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