Why I Love My Country…

 

The Techie Kids have really enjoyed being Quad Blog Buddies with Mrs. Webb-Scheers and The Classroom Connection, Ms. Vivian and the Year 3 Superstars, and Mrs. Kistler and the 49’ers. We have learned so much from each other! Since we are all in three different countries, I thought we could take a moment to share just what makes our country so special. Please add a sticky note to your country’s bulletin board. If you are sharing a fact you learned about a buddy’s country, share it on their board. Here are some ideas

 

What do you love about your country?

Why are you happy to live there?

What is something important that you think others should know about your country?

What have you learned about our Quad Blog Buddies’ countries?

 

 

Click here to view the USA Linoit board.

 

Click here to view the Canada Linoit board.

  

 Click here to view the Australia Linoit board.

 

 

 

Click here for Primary Wall if Linoit is blocked in your school.

Can You Write a Caption?

Have you ever seen a picture and wondered just what was going on? Here’s your chance to give the picture a voice. Take a good look and then decide what should be said.

 

What are they thinking?

What happened just before or after the photo was taken?

What did they say just before or after the picture was taken?

How are they feeling at that moment?

 

So, Be Creative

 

Have Fun

 

And Caption This!

 

Picture #1

Child in sand

Image by Pink Sherbet Photography Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

  

 

Picture #2

Giraffe and Ostrich

Image by Picture Taker 2 Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

 

 

Picture #3

Snowball friends

Image by TrombaMarina Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

 

 

Thanks to my friend, Mr. Alvaro, for the Caption This idea!

 

Welcome Quad Bloggers!

 


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 This week, it’s our time to shine!

 

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

 

 

This is the third week of our collaborative project.

 

In an effort to let you know a little about us… 

This blog is for our whole school to use. Mrs. Moore (that’s me) is a Technology teacher for Kindergarten through 5th grade. There are 400 students in our school. 200 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are the ones who practice their commenting skills. The unique part is that everything seen here is done in a much smaller time frame than a self-contained classroom. Each class, out of 15, works with me in the computer lab for 1 hour each week. That means that we are limited by huge time restrictions. I may be crazy for trying to be buddies with such fabulous self-contained classrooms, but the possibilities are too incredible to pass up. Blogging is, for now, a foreign concept in our district. I am hoping to show other teachers how much potential is here. There are so many who can do this bigger and better, but for now, we’re just going to keep trying to do the best we can with what we’ve got.

  

This week will be an extra challenge for the Techie Kids. We will be trying to comment and respond from home because we are on spring break this week! It’s always good to challenge yourself, right?   

 

The Techie Kids have some goals for their blog. They’d like to receive comments from at least 10 different countries by April 9th. They would also like to have 50 new, unique visitors. Please help us reach our goals! 

 

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

  

Click here to find out about 3rd graders who were “teaching the teachers.”

  

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

 

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

 


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

 

 
Comerica Park left field in USA

 

 

The Techie Kids have enjoyed looking around areas near our Quad Blogging Buddies with 360 Cities. They were so excited to explore areas they hadn’t seen before, that they started to brainstorm interesting locations around the world. Here are the locations that they thought would be fun to investigate.

 

The Pyramids at Giza

 

The Statue of Liberty

 

The Great Wall of China

 

The Colosseum in Rome

 

Mt. Everest

 

The Golden Gate Bridge

 

The Eiffel Tower

 

The Grand Canyon

 

The Temple of Petra

(I added this one for all the Indiana Jones fans  )

  

Explore a couple of these locations and leave a comment to tell us what you think. If you find other interesting places to explore, share your thoughts so we can take a peek too!

 

 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

 

Let’s Meet the Year 3 Superstars!

 

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

 

 

This is the second week of our collaborative project.

 

This week, we will visit the Year 3 Superstars!

Ms.Vivian has prepared a welcome post for us.

  Click here to read it!

 

You will find a class of super-duper 8 and 9 year olds in Western Australia.  Let’s go visit the  

The Year 3 Superstars and see what they are up to. 

 

Click here to see what our buddies wore to school on Free Dress Day.

 

Click here to watch the Superstars super-awesome dance moves!

 

 

Here is a peek at what it looks like near the Year 3 Superstars.  

 


Panorama Cottesloe Beach South in Australia

 

 


Panorama Roundhouse Fremantle 2010 Mar 20 in Australia

 

 


The Pinnacles in Australia

So, instead of leaving a quality comment here, let’s head on over to The Year 3 Superstars and visit our Quad Blogging friends! Don’t forget to let them know you’re a Techie Kid!

 

Let’s Meet Mrs. Webb-Scheers and 4WS!

 

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

 

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. At the same time, we can make our ClustrMaps or Flag Counters colorful! The students will be able to learn more about 3 different countries 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.

 

This is the first week of our collaborative project.

 

Mrs. Webb-Scheers has a special post prepared to welcome us.

  Click here to read it!

 

You will find 26 extraordinary 4th graders ready to welcome you. Let’s go visit the Meet 4WS! page. Click here to listen to a VoiceThread they’ve prepared to introduce themselves.

 

The Classroom Connection has a very sweet little friend named Carleton.

Click here to pay him a visit.  

 

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

 


Bridge At Fundy National Park in Canada

Mrs. Webb-Scheers and 4WS have some goals for their blog. They’d like to reach 964 comments by March 31st. They would also like to have 2,777 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!