Monday, October 21, 2013

Grant Project

Hi! I have posted a grant project at http://www.donorschoose.org/project/toon-into-comics-to-tune-into-learning/1109385. Please take the time to look it over and see if you are interested in donating!

From Donor's Choose:
Even better: our Board of Directors wants to kick-start your project! For the next 7 days, when someone donates to your project and enters the code INSPIRE, we'll match their donation dollar for dollar.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Literacy Fun Coming to Three Creeks!

Hooked on Books...

On October 23rd, students and teachers can dress as their favorite book character.   Second grade students will be taking part in fun activities based around a special author or book series. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Global Read Aloud

What is Global Read Aloud??? From Pernille Ripp, founder of the Global Read Aloud:

The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. Now with three years under our belt and more than 30,000 connections made, we realize we are on to something larger than us so we look forward to continuing the global connections.

The premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 6-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible. Each teacher decides how much time they would like to dedicate and how involved they would like to be. Some people choose to connect with just one class, while others go for as many as possible. The scope and depth of the project is up to you. In the past we have used Twitter, Skype, Edmodo, our wiki, email, regular mail, Kidblog, and any other tools we can think of to make these connections. Teachers get a community of other educators to do a global project with, hopefully inspiring them to continue these connections through the year.
Go to http://globalreadaloud.wikispaces.com/ for more information.


We will be participating in the Global Read Aloud with two classes, one from North Carolina and one from California. Our first steps in preparing was to have all students practice with kidblogs. Students made predictions based on what the book cover and title tell them as readers. They posted them on our class blog.

http://kidblog.org/MrsHangersClass-3/


We will be reading the book Marty McGuire by Kate Messenger. Her website is: http://www.katemessner.com/