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Inspired by the amazing Mo Willems’, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, this book takes a Michigan twist. Henry Ford asks the readers to watch his Model T and remember,
Don’t Let the Bear Drive the Model T!
You won’t believe the crazy excuses this bear gives…
Written and illustrated by Mrs. Moore’s 4th grade Techie Kids.
Tell us about a book you have written with your classmates.
What other book versions would be fun to create?
Today, the Techie Kids had a wonderful surprise! We received a package in the mail from the fabulous, Mr. Mannell (@RossMannell). He has been doing an amazing job of supporting my 3rd through 8th grade bloggers.
Here are the first comments that we shared on our Winter in Michigan post.
Here are the links to additional posts that were kicked off by these comments. Please explore them! I’m sure you will love them as much as we have!
We were thrilled when we opened the Australian package and found a book, Wombat’s Secret, a wombat figurine, and a token from Potoroo Palace, an animal sanctuary where Mr. Mannell took many of his incredible animal photographs.
Here are some of the amazing images taken by Mr. Mannell that he shared with us and gave us permission to use.
We found out that it took 14 days to travel from New South Wales, Australia to Michigan, USA. If the package could travel in a straight line, the total distance traveled would be about 9,600 miles.
View A Wombat’s Journey in a larger map
Mrs. Moore is an Indiana Jones fan, so she was excited to share this Google Map, Treasure Map style!
Since Australian animals were a big focus of many comments and posts, we’d like to share some pictures of animals in our area with you. Click on the book cover below to read our Michigan Animals book.
We are so excited that blogging has allowed us to connect with new friends around the world!
Thank you, Mr. Mannell, for all that you’ve shared with us!
Please tell us something that you have learned from Mr. Mannell.
What animals live in your area or are unique to your area?
What animal is most interesting to you and why?
If you give the Techie Kids inspiration, chances are they’ll create something amazing! That’s just what we’ve been doing. Inspired by Laura Numeroff’s If You Give A Mouse A Cookie series, we decided to create our own version.
This story is a collaboration between our Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grade classes.
Here is our First Edition Publication of,
IF YOU GIVE A MONKEY A PINEAPPLE
Have you ever written a book before?
If you were to create another book in this series, what would it be called?
We sure do love to read! Here’s a peek at some long overdue slideshows that we made showing how much fun we can have with reading. Enjoy!
Can you tell us about your favorite book or series?
We were so excited today because we received some very special mail. It was a large envelope from
Inside we found a postcard reminder that the Superst☆rs use when they are writing to a Postcard Pal. Mrs. Stewart knew that we liked her idea so she decided to send one to us. We thought that was very kind! We will certainly put it to good use.
But that wasn’t all we found in our envelope. We received a very special book created by the Superst☆rs. It is called Flat Stanley Visits Primary 3S.
Many of our blog buddies from around the world have been learning and sharing so much through the Flat Stanley books.
We thought this idea was fabulous! This unique book shares maps about Scotland, which really helps us with our geography.
It was so nice to see pictures of the Superst☆rs and Mrs. Stewart, too.
We learned many facts about Arbroath with Flat Stanley as our guide. We think that Kerr’s Miniature Railway looks like fun!
We can’t wait to learn more about our friends’ very special country!
(Kindergarten Techie Kids)
How has your class used Flat Stanley to help you learn?
What did you learn from the Superst☆rs?
What would you like to learn more about?
This is our school’s first attempt at VoiceThread.
We would love to hear your comments, suggestions, and tips for how we can improve our future conversations.
Can you tell us about a fantastic VoiceThread you’ve found? Just what made it so fabulous?
Do you have any technical tips to help us improve the sound quality or presentation?
What topics should we create a VoiceThread about in the future?
The Kindergarten and First Grade students have been talking about mobile learning devices.
Here are some of the connections we made, ideas we shared, and new vocabulary we learned.
It is amazing!
Your finger acts like a mouse on the iPod Touch.
Your finger acts like a mouse on the SMARTBoard too.
Big SMARTBoards are good for lots of people to see at the same time.
Big SMARTBoards are good for seeing from far away.
Small iPod’s are good because you can take it with you. You can’t take a big SMARTBoard on vacation.
You can read books on an iPod Touch.
You can read books on a SMARTBoard.
You can read books on the computer.
You can read books on an iPad.
You can read books on a Nook.
You can read books on a Kindle.
You can read books on an eReader.
You can read books from the library.
It is still good to read regular books. Technology just gives us more possibilities and lets us have a choice.
Can you share your experience with mobile learning devices?
What is your favorite App?
Can you share an example of when it’s a good idea to use technology and when it’s a good idea to use something traditional?
The Techie Kids presented our Fall Skype Party at the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) 2011 Technology Conference.
Derek, Jessica, Madison, and Noah shared all about the many things they learned with their blogging buddies in Australia. They were “Teaching the Teachers!!”
4,000 educators from the Michigan area attended the conference to gather ideas and learn about new ways to make learning experiences meaningful for our students. Our student presenters did an incredible job speaking with adults and sharing their excitement about learning. They also demonstrated their photography skills to share some pictures with all of you.
I’d also like to welcome all of the teachers and students that we met at the showcase who are visiting our blog from other schools! Please feel free to leave us a comment and see how much fun blogging can be. :) You can also email me if you’d like.
Additionally, I’d like to thank the wonderful families that brought their children to the conference and have supported us in our adventures! You are awesome!
Here is the BookQuest that we shared at the Student Technology Showcase.
Do you have any questions to ask our four, fabulous, student presenters?
What was your favorite part of working with our blog buddies in Australia?
What kinds of exciting activities do you think we should try in the future?