New Collaborative Video!!
Dancing Around the World!

Poetry Month Resources
Lisa Parisi's Poetry Wiki
Toni Olivieri-Barton's School Poetry Site
Donna Roman's favorite Austin Kleon's Blackout Poetry

Several of us are starting our Genius Hour for this year!
Here is a great Livebinder with genius hour resources.

New Read Aloud for April!

images.jpgWe're so excited to begin reading The Tale of Despereaux , by Kate DiCamillo for our final Global Book Discussion of the year.

Week of April 28th: Book 1: pages 9-82
Week of May 5th: Book 2: pages 83-122Week of May 12th: Book 3: pages 123-172
Week of May 19th: Book 4: pages 173-end

Interested in joining us? Please check with @donnaroman or @lparisi for the Edmodo code

Quaddblogging for May 2014
Our second round of quadblogging will start in May. Interested? contact @lparisi

Ideas we're talking about

** GOOGLE DOC to sign up for GRA and Quadblogging

Hour of Code

We all participated. How about you?
We shared our experiences on kidblog.




Collaborative Book Discussion Read-Aloud Second Semester

Starting the end of January, 2014
Classes commit to reading the book on the same schedule. Students use Edmodo to engage in conversation and to respond to the questions posted by participating teachers/students. Some ideas for questions and connections.

Schedule for Reading: Please note all questions will be posted in Edmodo.

Week 1: By January 17th - page 3 - 50
First Structure Question Posted January 13th
Week 2: By January 24th - page 51 - 127
Second Structure Question Posted January 20th
Week 3: By January 31st - page 128 - 170
Third Structure Question Posted January 27th
Week 4: By February 7th - page 171 - 224
Fourth Structure Question Posted February 3rd
Week 5: By February 14th - page 224 - end (including epilogue and Author Notes)
Last Structure Question Posted February 10th

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Quadblogging with Kidblog (In Progress)

Starting end of January, 2014
Groups of 4 writers commit to working together weekly. Each week one student's writing is highlighted and the other members comment.
Interested? Contact
More info about quadblogging here.

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Making Sense of the World (in progress)

  • Projected start December
  • Contact people Lisa Parisi and Donna Román
  • Data collection
  • Cultural and physical location comparison

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Hero in the Mirror (wrapping up)

  • Students write about a hero
  • ‘Everyday hero’ visits on Skype and in classroom, recoded for site when possible
  • Culmination is to have kids find the hero in themselves
  • Looking for any and all participants in whatever capacity
  • Contact Donna Román

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First Semester Global Read Aloud (finished)

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