Endangered Species

This is a student post written by Savannah, Adrianna, and Nicole.

Endangered animals need to be taken care of as do their habitats. They need their habitats to survive. If they don’t have their home or food, they will not survive. Some people hunt endangered animals like the cheetah. People cut down trees for paper or building materials.



Rainbow Finch

rainbow finch

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Here are some ways you can help. Try using things that are not made of wood. Try using whiteboards or computers instead of paper. You can use an iPod, DSi, or eReader to read books too. If you have to use paper, then recycle it when you’re done. You can also use both sides of the paper before recycling. This is called reusing. To reduce your garbage, cut down on how much you use each day. We should start replanting the trees that are getting cut down, too.





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Here are some of the illustrations the first grade students made on Earth Day to remind us how to take care of the Earth.

SlideShare of Earth Day 1st grade pictures.


Can you tell us if you’ve ever done something to help endangered animals?


Please share some of your endangered animal research with us.


What facts do we need to know?

Skyping with Mrs. Webb-Scheers and The Classroom Connection!

This week, the Techie Kids were able to learn about New Brunswick, Canada from some very special friends. We were so excited to meet our Quad Blogging Buddies in The Classroom Connection! This was a super-exciting experience for our 52 fourth graders. It was their first time using Skype!

We asked 4WS to teach us about the jobs they have when they prepare for a Skype session. We read about all of their expertise and thought it would be important to hear what they have to say.

Click here to read about their jobs.

We found out that both of our classes were using posters created by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano. I found out about her fantastic resources through Langwitches. Mrs. Webb-Scheers found out about them through Around the World in 80 Skypes.

Here is some of the information that The Classroom Connection think is important to research before Skyping with a class:

What is the main language spoken by the other class?

What is the weather like where they live?

They create 3 questions to ask the other class that cannot be answered by “yes” or “no.”

They never share the name of their school for Internet Safety.

They also shared with us that they have a local sports team called the Slammers.

We found out that they do have special classes like Music, Physical Education, Technology, and Art just like we do. Mrs. Moore thought it was great that they talked about using “21st Century Technology.”

We found out that they eat “poutine.” The Techie Kids had never heard of that food before. 4WS shared that is was French fries with gravy and cheese. Yum!

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Take a look at some of the pictures our student photographers took…

Skyping with The Classroom Connection on PhotoPeach

Thank you so much to our Canadian friends and Mrs. Webb-Scheers for helping us learn globally! I would also like to thank Mrs. Johns and Mr. Mittelstadt for letting me bring their classes back into the technology lab during their regular instruction time!

Tell me something you learned that you did not know before.

What do you think is the most important part about preparing for a Skype call?

Do you have any questions that were not asked during our time together?