Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Skyping and exchanging goodies with Texas

From left: Nina, Amanda, Zainab, Marcus and Isabella and the rest of SA17P in the background. 
Two weeks ago we sent a package containing some candy, brochures, school mercandise to an (for the students) unknown destination. Today was the day to connect through Skype and to open our packages during that session. Five students were randomly selected to be in front of the monitor and to open the package. The goodies can be seen in the last picture below. The clues in the package lead the students to quickly assume that the country was the USA and the state Texas. Then we needed a little bit of help to figure out that the other students were located a little north of Dallas. 



The students north of Dallas in Texas



Getting the taste of Djungelvrål (it doesn't seem like they like it?!):

Some of the things from the package: 


Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Global Read Aloud - A Monster Calls

Last week we kicked off this year's GRA (Global Read Aloud) with the title "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness. This year we collaborate with Canada and the USA through the use of Flipgrid topics and it's such a hit! My students have recorded presentations and predictions and are now moving on towards analyzing the relationship between Lily and the main character Conor.

So far, we've seen videos from students in Washington state, Iowa, New York state, Texas, Florida, Ohio, California, Ontario and Manitoba, Canada.

Here are some examples of Flipgrid videos: