"A Swisstastic Journey of Me and My Students"

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Global Read Aloud.....Excitement in the Air!!!


I am meeting with some of my courageous co-workers tomorrow to plan for our upcoming GLOBAL READ ALOUD, which starts Oct. 5th and end Nov. 13th.  Teachers will be reading either a picture book a week or specific chapters for those upper grades and then we will be collaborating with classrooms all over the world.  This could be a bit messy but should be so much fun!  Here are a few resources for my coworkers.

First thing is to sign up on the Google Form to start receiving email

How to set up a classroom Twitter account

More on official hashtags that you may want to look at

Posters and parent letter to communicate you are using Twitter in your class

Summit Global Read Aloud bookmark

Setting up an Edmodo account  (you don't have to invite students since you will be using it with the entire class as a whole)
Here is the link to the Edmodo groups you may want to follow depending on what book you are reading

Other ways to connect with other classrooms

Schedule of when to read what

Monday, September 28, 2015

Circus Mirandus....What would your TICKET be?

5th and 6th graders listened to a reading from the new novel Circus Mirandus.  They then discuss how there were only two ways for Ephrium to get into the circus.  They were:

1.)  To offer something up that had a great connection with him.  The deeper the CONNECTION the longer your ticket was good for.  

2.)  You could offer a skill that would help the circus.  

Students were then asked what their item would be.  They had to fill out a ticket and then snap a picture of him or herself and send it to me in an email.  These were some of our pictures.  They were asked to reflect on how deep the connection was and come up with an expiration date for their ticket.

Jonah offers his TAG FOOTBALL skills

Reid offers his SHOE

Anna would offer her Triathlon medal

Caden would offer his stuffed WOLF.

Emma would offer her dancing ability.

Abbie offers her GYMNASTIC skills.

Ellie offers her SOCCER skills.

Emma would offer her CELL PHONE.

Callie offers her SOCCER skills.

Caleb would offer his FISHING skills

Rachel would offer her ART skills

This is the display of "tickets" in the hallway.

What your TEACHER/LIBRARIAN does in a day's work.