Let’s Meet the Valdezians!

The Techie Kids are Quad Blogging with three fabulous classes!
 
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Mrs. Webb-Scheers: The Classroom Connection
Mrs. Moore: Techie Kids
Mrs. Kistler: The 49’ers  
Ms. Valdez: The Valdezians
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This is the fourth week of our collaborative project.
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Take a look at this post: Writing Boot Camp
Have you practiced Fractions?
Do you know any Vivid Verbs?
 
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Here is a peek at what it looks like near the Valdezians.

San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas Lights in USA

The Alamo Front in USA

Did you notice anything about the 360 degree pictures?

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So, instead of leaving a quality comment here, let’s head on over to Mrs. Valdez and the Valdezians and visit our Quad Blogging friends! Don’t forget to let them know you’re a Techie Kid!
 

Let’s Visit the 49’ers!

The Techie Kids are Quad Blogging with three fabulous classes!

 

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Mrs. Webb-Scheers: The Classroom Connection
Mrs. Moore: Techie Kids
Mrs. Kistler: The 49’ers
Ms. Valdez: The Valdezians
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This is the third week of our collaborative project.

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Take a look at this post: Vote for Bulverde Creek!
Have you met Bob the Snake?

 

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Here is a peek at what it looks like near the 49’ers.


San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas Lights in USA

The Alamo Front in USA

So, instead of leaving a quality comment here, let’s head on over to Mrs. Kistler and the 49’ers and visit our Quad Blogging friends! Don’t forget to let them know you’re a Techie Kid!

Welcome to Our Blog!

This week, it’s our time to shine!
The Techie Kids are Quad Blogging with three fabulous classes!
Mrs. Webb-Scheers: The Classroom Connection
Mrs. Moore: Techie Kids
Mrs. Kistler: The 49’ers
Ms. Valdez: The Valdezians
This is the second week of our collaborative project.

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Hugo has a special message for you.

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☆☆The Techie Kids have some goals for their blog. They’d like to receive comments from 10 different countries by November 19th. They would also like to have 50 new, unique visitors. Our ClustrMap is so close to 10,000! Please help us reach our goals! ☆☆

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Please take a look around. We hope you find some interesting things.

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Click here to find out more about Hugo.

Check out our Castle project from last year.

If you’d like to have some reading fun, click here to find 16 websites with stories to read, watch, and listen to online.

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Here is a peek at what it looks like near the Techie Kids.

Comerica Park, Main Entrance 1 in USA


Comerica Park left field in USA


Bugatti Royale, Henry Ford Museum in USA


The Blue Water Bridge, Port Huron Michigan to Sarnia Ontario in Canada

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Can you answer Hugo’s question?

Let’s Visit The Classroom Connection

The Techie Kids are Quad Blogging with three fabulous classes!

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Mrs. Webb-Scheers: The Classroom Connection
Mrs. Moore: Techie Kids
Mrs. Kistler: The 49’ers
Ms. Valdez: The Valdezians

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The Quad Blog concept was created by Mr. Mitchell in England. He thought this would be a good way for classes to connect and learn more about each other. The students will be able to learn more about 3 different locations in a very fun way. Our hope is that we will have many meaningful conversations that will help flatten our classroom walls. We think this is a wonderful idea and are excited to be a part of it.

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This is the first week of our collaborative project.

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Mrs. Webb-Scheers has a special post prepared to welcome us.
Click here to read it!

You will find 23 extraordinary 4th graders ready to welcome you. Let’s go visit the Meet 4WS! page

The Classroom Connection has a very sweet little friend named Carleton.
Click here to pay him a visit.

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Here is a peek at what it looks like near The Classroom Connection.


Bridge At Fundy National Park in Canada

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Mrs. Webb-Scheers and 4WS have some goals for their blog. They’d like to reach 1,560 comments by December 23rd, 2011. They would also like to have 5,285 visitors. Let’s help them reach their goals!
So, instead of leaving a quality comment here, let’s head on over to The Classroom Connection and visit our Quad Blogging friends! Don’t forget to let them know you’re a Techie Kid!

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!


Poutine
Image by Joe Shlabotnik . Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

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?

Postcard Pal Inquiry

 

We are so happy to be a part of the Postcard Project! This fabulous idea was created by Miss Leakey in New Zealand. We have received 6 Postcards so far. The Techie Kids love looking at the pictures on the cards and reading your messages.

Each new postcard helps us learn more about our world.

We’ve been making connections to our own experiences. We also have many questions. Because of our questions, we decided to create a Linoit board to track our wonderings.

  

If you can help us answer our questions or share more information that we can connect with, please add to our wall by leaving a sticky note.

 

Here is a tutorial for anyone who is unfamiliar with the Linoit tool.

Linoit Tutorial  

Online Stickies lino from Infoteria Online on Vimeo.

 

Here are the postcards we’ve received so far…

 

Postcard Pals on PhotoPeach

What can you share with us about your school?

 

Can you tell us something we should learn about your country?

 

Do you have any questions for the Techie Kids about our school or where we live?

 

Easter Snow Bunny?

Silly Michigan weather…

 

We’ve had some cold Easter’s before, but this is certainly unexpected. We woke up to 2 inches of snow of the ground! I thought I’d share a picture I took today with all of our Postcard Pals.

 

Whoever heard of an Easter Snow Bunny?

 

Easter Snow Bunny 2011 021

 

 

The Snow Bunny’s sign says “Happy Easter.”

 

Here’s another picture to share. Poor little daffodils…

 

Cold_Daffodils

 

What season is it where you live?

 

Have you ever had silly weather near you?

 

Let’s Meet Mrs. Kistler and the 49’ers!

 

The Techie Kids are Quad Blogging with three fabulous classes! 

  

Mrs. Webb-Scheers: The Classroom Connection in Canada

Ms. Vivian: Year 3 Superstars in Australia

Mrs. Kistler: 49 ‘ers in the USA

Mrs. Moore: Techie Kids

 

Quad Blog Pic

 

This is the fourth week of our collaborative project.

 

Mrs. Kistler has a special post prepared to welcome us. 

  Click here to read it!

 

 

Here is a peek at what it looks like near the 49’ers.

 

 


San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas Lights in USA

 

So, instead of leaving a quality comment here, let’s head on over to Mrs. Kistler and the 49’ers and visit our Quad Blogging friends! Don’t forget to let them know you’re a Techie Kid!