Monthly Archives: April 2013

Storybirds are flying in!

Here come a few of our Storybirds!  They are a great example of the inspired story writing that is happening in class.  What incredibly fun stories everyone is writing! Storybird is a great collaborative storytelling tool. It is a great tool … Continue reading

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Edmodo Conversations

  We began having online conversations last week using Edmodo as a means to expand our in class conversations beyond the classroom.  We started three small groups: a book discussion on The Tale of Despereaux (a OBOB book for next year), general … Continue reading

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Our Animal Voicethread and QR Code Scavenger Hunt

Here are some our animal research reports in the format of a Voicethread. Twelve students chose to use this digital tool to present their projects.  What is great about doing a Voicethread presentation? We can send the link to our classroom blog … Continue reading

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Hello to Mrs. Sloan’s Class!

We want to say hello to everyone in Mrs. Sloan’s third grade class in Jewell, Iowa! We are excited that you reached out to us to be pen pals with you.  We hope you were able to watch our digital … Continue reading

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The Africa Bridge Read-a-Thon

We are excited to know that our entire Stafford community is now invited to be a part of the Read to Feed/Read to Build Reading Challenge Project started by the 2nd grade classes. On Friday Barry Childs, founder of Africa … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break. I am excited to hear your stories and share some of my own with you too.  Here we are in the library celebrating the end of the Oregon Battle of the Books.  … Continue reading

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