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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Get ready to meet some new kidbloggers!

3rd graders,
I have connected with another teacher who has her class using kidblog.  I have read their posts and they have shared some awesome stories.  Please read their stories and comment on them.  The address is www.kidblog.org/ourgoodnews!  Have fun!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Just a Boring Square!

The kids wanted to share this video.  Beware!  The song will stick in your head for awhile!

Kidblog and Bundle Up

Check out our kidblog site at www.kidblog.org/pearsonclassroom to view your child's new blog post.  O.k. 3rd graders- bundle up!  Tomorrow we will be taking our virtual field trip to Alaska!  So, bring your costume for the party and your coat for the 'field trip!'

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Story Website

Here is the story website that some of you wanted to find:  www.mrsp.com.  I created a jing in case you need help finding the storytelling part of the website.  Click on this link to watch the jing.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Chatting with each other

Hello 3rd graders, parents, and families,
Today we used backchanneling for the first time in our classroom.  A backchannel is essentially a chat room created just for our class.  The kids did an awesome job of keeping up with the live chat.  Our discussion started with our favorite foods that Mom, Grandmas, or friends make for us.  We also chatted about our favorite books, and what we will wear for Halloween.

It was a great experience. I can't wait to do it again!

This is a transcript of our chat.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Please help with the Alaska research!

Hi 3rd graders and families!
I am wanting to see if you could do a little research on the state of Alaska.  We are going to take a virtual field trip to Alaska later this week.  I'm challenging you to find out 1 fact about Alaska and post it on our blog.  I can't wait to see what you find!  Here is a Google Earth map.  Can you find Alaska?

Hint: A good website to visit would be www.travelalaska.com.

View Alaska in a larger map

Friday, October 22, 2010

Free Dictionaries for 3rd Graders

The 3rd graders received their very own dictionary on Friday afternoon.  The Fort Dodge chapter of the Kiwanis club presented each 3rd grader with a dictionary.  We will use this dictionaries at school and send them home with your child later.  I hope you enjoy the slideshow!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Help our voki 'travel' around the world!

Our 3rd graders from Iowa are trying to meet new people from all over the world.  We decided to make a voki and see if it could 'travel' to new places.  We are excited that you have found us.  Please leave a comment and let us know where you're from.  Our class would love to skype with you.  We hope to be able to learn about new places and 'meet' new people.  Thanks for participating!

Get a Voki now!

Friday, October 8, 2010

It's Here... Our Responsibility Rap!

The video that you worked on this morning is now on our blog!  Please leave your thoughts about it after you watch it. 

If you were wondering which website had the most votes.... kidblog was the winner!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Practice Math Facts Online

Hi 3rd graders,
Try to take a minute to work on your math facts on one of the following websites:

I hope you have a great day off tomorrow!