Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Global Read Aloud 2017

This year, our class will be participating in a project called the Global Read Aloud.  This project will start October 2nd and will run for approximately 6 weeks.  The idea behind it is very simple; teachers around the world read the same book aloud to their students and then use technology to share the reading experience with these other classrooms.  It is a free project and it fits perfectly into the standards we have to cover.  

During the project, our class will be reading The Wild Robot and connecting with students around the world who are reading the same book.  We will use technology tools such as Edmodo and our class blog to facilitate these connections and conversations.

We are very excited to connect with others, especially since more than 600,000 students are already signed up to participate.  This project will allow for our students to use technology tools in a meaningful way, as well as learn about other cultures, all while listening to a fantastic read aloud.  

If you would like more information about the Global Read Aloud, feel free to visit the website www.theglobalreadaloud.com or I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.  I look forward to starting this exciting project with your child, as well as seeing the connections we will make.

You can follow the conversations on twitter #gra2017 #grawild.  We will try to post here too!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Marty McGuire Chapter 5 Predictions

We were working on illustrating our connections to Chapter 4 while we listened to Chapter 5 today.  We could all connect with listening to our parents on the phone and then having a discussion with our parent.  We made some predictions about what might happen next:

  • Laina and Brooklyn think that Marty's Mom is going to find some material with a frog print on it to make her princess dress out of.
  • Torrie thinks Marty will be grounded until she decides to be the princess in the play.
  • Liam F thinks she might run to her grandparent's if they live no too far away.  If they live in the country, she might hide out in the bushes by their place.
  • Stormi thinks she will just get stubborn and not do it.  She will ruin the play for everyone.
  • Cloe thinks she will go to Annie's house.
  • Rayna thinks she might go to Annie's and ask her to be the princess for her, because Marty really doesn't want to do it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Today was a great day!

We're reading "Little House in the Big Woods" by Laura Ingalls Wilder to complement our Nelson Literacy theme "Early Settlers".  In the chapter we read yesterday, Laura described the butter making process.  So, today we gave it a go ourselves!  It turned out deliciously!!  It tasted scrumptious on fresh bread from the Quick Stop.  Mmmmmmmmmmm!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pioneer Life - Similarities and Differences

Here is the link to go to our shared presentation about similarities and differences  between pioneer life and our modern life.