Mrs Reyes' class had the opportunity to connect with Mrs. Petersen's fourth graders in South Dakota. Both classes read about Owen and Mzee, a sweet story about a hippo and turtle who become unlikely friends! After reading the story, we decided the moral was that you never know who your friends are! We came up with an anchor chart to find evidence from the text and video to support that moral.
Our students used the anchor chart to make a newscast in Tellagami to use their evidence to support the moral. We posted our Tellagamis to a Padlet for our South Dakota friends to watch. On Friday, we had the opportunity to watch their videos about fact and opinion. We were able to spot the fact and opinion and write them down! It was a great review of fact and opinion for Mrs. Reyes' class! You can view our padlet here.