Mrs. Walsh's kindergarten class participated in a Skype with a class in Nebraska. The classes read a book together about maps, which is a topic the students are currently learning in Social Studies. Mrs. Cunningham read the book aloud to the two classes, and students did a great job identifying landforms.
After the book the students shared some facts that were the same and different about their states. No surprise, art, music, and PE were favorite parts of the school week for both classes. The class in Nebraska is actually on an Air Force base, so they see lots of planes flying!
Because the states have different landforms Mrs. Crilley did an activity afterwards helping the students find mountains and rivers on Google Earth.
For World Read Aloud Day, Ms. Silas' kindergarten class shared a book from the Tomie DePaola series "Strega Nona".
Mrs. Crilley read the book aloud, and the class retold the story and used the app Book Creator. The students did a great job of describing the events, and even drew pictures to go along.
In a Skype with Ms. Dufour's kindergarten class the students shared their books they had each made about the stories.
As part of World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) Mrs. Eagle's 3rd grade class did a shared reading with a class in Michigan.
Ms. Veldink's 3rd grade class introduced themselves, and we shared the book "Owl Moon". Students took turns reading, and did a great job sharing the story.
After reading the story together the classes asked each other a few questions about life. In Michigan there is snow on the ground, and they are awaiting a hopeful snow day tomorrow!
Ms. Painter's 1st grade class Skyped with author Bridget Llewellyn. She has written the book One Child, One Planet to help encourage students to conserve and take care of the Earth.
She explained to the students about taking care of the earth by using a water bottle rather than individual plastic water bottles.
The students did a great job listening, and were excited to hear that the pictures in the book were actual photographs taken around the state of Michigan.
After reading different versions of the Three Little Pigs, Mrs. Nulty's 2nd Grade class collaborated with a class in Michigan and the United Kingdom! Each class read their own version of The Three Little Pigs. We read The Three Little Javelinas, our Michigan friends read The Three Ninja Pigs and our UK friends read The Three Little Dassies. Each group retold their story in their own way in video form and then we sent off our videos to our friends!
Once we had all watched each other videos, we completed Padlets to compare and contrast our stories! We had fun watching the live action of a Padlet as both classes added ideas to the Padlet! You can see our Padlets here, here and here!
After we did our live Padlets, we then Skyped with each other to learn more about school in different areas! We loved to hear about the UK's lunch of Spaghetti Bolognese and Cake and we were very jealous that our Michigan friends don't wear uniforms! We also learned that our UK friends call soccer football! The kids were in awe!
We had so much fun learning from our new friends!