Fourth graders will participate in a Mystery Skype to complement the region study in their regular classrooms. This is how it works: they talk to another class via video chat and ask each other yes/no questions to determine what school they attend and where. It is a great way to become familiar with US geography and also use information tools such as maps, atlases, and websites for practical purposes.
Fifth graders are creating book trailers using Animoto, a video-making website. They each have chosen a book that they read in class with their teacher. Next year, fifth grade teachers can show the book trailers to introduce the books and get the kids excited to read them. We are all looking forward to the finished work!