Wednesday, October 28, 2015

An article in Alfa about how we work with Mystery Hangouts



Yesterday an article about our way or working with mystery hangouts was published online and in the magazine "Alfa" - the report was from a lesson where we hung out with Tamatea Intermediate School in Napier, New Zealand. Great fun!

Friday, October 23, 2015

9A - Holes book trailer


Starting week 45 we will read "Holes" by Louis Sachar and here is a book trailer to get you interested. Looking forward to interesting discussions and lots of reading!

9B - introduction to Maori culture and history


Week 45 we will start reading the book "The Whale Rider" by New Zealand writer Witi Ihimaera. You have already read up on facts about the writer, but here is also an introduction to Maori culture and history - a key element in the story.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Snapshots from today

Our work with the Global Read Aloud continues ...today answering the questions: 1. What would you consider to be important to take with you if you had to leave your home suddenly? Explain why. 2. What do people need to feel safe in the world? 

Here are some of the students' reflections:







Monday, October 12, 2015

Slow chat on Twitter - question #1


This week we're one of the hosts for the slow chat on FISH. One question posted now onto Twitter (picture above) - do you want to give your opinion on the matter? Please go ahead!!
@Erikslundskolan @PernillaElma  hashtags: #Grafish2 #GRAFish

Friday, October 9, 2015

How to comment on the writings of others - poster


While working with the Global Read Aloud I hope that the students will comment on the work of others on Edmodo by offering suggestions, asking questions, making connections and hopefully, ending their inputs with some encouragement.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Homework for Tuesday - year 8

Homework for Tuesday week 42 - English year 8

  1. Watch this video:




about the Syrian refugee Aya, 8 years old.

2. Think about the video and what’s happening in the book “Fish”
Answer these questions - on the paper I give you:


  • What would you consider to be important to take with you if you had to leave your home suddenly? Explain why. (Answer on blue paper)


  • What do people need to feel safe in the world? (Answer on yellow paper)


Best of luck and may the force be with you!


/Pernilla


Kunskapsmål - engelska:
SKRIVA – egen produktion



I skriftliga framställningar i olika genrer kan eleven formulera sig (...)
  • enkelt, begripligt och relativt sammanhängande

  • relativt varierat, relativt tydligt och relativt sammanhängande
  • relativt varierat, tydligt och sammanhängande



Here is an example of what it could look like:




Monday, October 5, 2015

Global Read Aloud - Twitter

So I have started reading Fish in my two classes in year 8 and we're off to a good start - however it does take a lot longer to read than I anticipated at first. Chapter 1 is finished and we're starting chapter 2 tomorrow....hopefully we'll catch up....since we want to be a week ahead of the original schedule since we have a week off school in late October.

On Twitter the discussions have started and it would be wonderful if you - students -  would like to follow them. This week the hashtag is #GRAFish1 - and next week we're in charge of the slow chat.



and, since today is The World Teachers' Day I think it's appropriate to show you what classrooms around the world could look like:

Photo credit: Russell Boyce/Reuters



Thursday, October 1, 2015