Don’t Let the Bear Drive the Model T!

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!

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You won’t believe the crazy excuses this bear gives…

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Written and illustrated by Mrs. Moore’s 4th grade Techie Kids.

Happy Reading!

Tell us about a book you have written with your classmates.

What other book versions would be fun to create?

 

Earth Day 2013

In celebration of Earth Day this past April 22nd, we made our third annual Paperless Earth Day books. You can see our past Earth Day books by clicking here (Earth Day 2011) and here (Earth Day 2012) . We used KidPix4 and TuxPaint to illustrate our ideas. Take a peek at some ways we take care of the Earth.

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These books are also embedded on our eBook page. You can click on this link or find eBooks in the menu bar above.

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Our classes also enjoyed playing Michael, Michael Go Recycle!

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…and reading an Earth Day book on Starfall.

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What did you think of our Paperless Books?

Can you share other ways that we can take care of the Earth?

How did your class celebrate Earth Day?

 

Mail from Mr. Mannell

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.

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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!

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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.



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Here are some of the amazing images taken by Mr. Mannell that he shared with us and gave us permission to use.

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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


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Mrs. Moore is an Indiana Jones fan, so she was excited to share this Google Map, Treasure Map style! 🙂

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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.

Michigan Animals


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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!

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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?

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