Each fourth grade class had two chances to Mystery Skype with other classes in the United States. During Mystery Skype, our class video conferences with another class. The classes ask each other yes/no questions to determine the other class’s location. Students use logic to formulate questions and listen to answers carefully. One class was from California, one was from Iowa, and two were from North Carolina. We learned some new questioning ideas from the other classes and improved our own questioning. We loved it!
Yay, it’s May, which means that kindergarten through third graders are joining other students throughout Connecticut in reading the Charter Oak Children’s Book Award nominees. After reading the eight books, students will have a chance to vote on their favorite. Dog Vs. Cat is the early-predicted winner, but Gaston has already converted some voters. Can’t wait to see the final winner!
Fourth graders have been studying regions in their regular classrooms. They will have a chance to put their new geographical knowledge to the test as they participate in Mystery Skype. In Mystery Skype, our class video conferences with another class. The classes ask each other yes/no questions to determine the other class’s location. Students use logic to formulate questions and listen to answers carefully. They are very excited.
Fifth graders are commemorating their years at Lawrence by creating a Google slide show of people and events that are meaningful to them. After brainstorming a list of ideas and filling out a planning template, they will type in the text, add images, and finally add special effects to their presentations. It is a bittersweet time for our oldest students.