We are so excited to be participating in the Global Read Aloud for the first time this year! My first-fourth grade students are reading books by the fabulous Chicago author Amy Krouse Rosenthal at the same time that other kids around the world are reading those same books! As we read, we will be sharing our thoughts and responses to the books online. Keep checking back to see what we've learned!
Happy reading!
Ms. Rowe

Follow the link below to find out more.
http://theglobalreadaloud.com/

This week - 10/19-10/23 - first and second graders have read the book Chopsticks and third and fourth graders have read the book Duck!Rabbit! Take a look at what we've done with the books.

First graders practiced using chopsticks. It proved to be much harder than they expected! Then they went on the computer and used the program Padlet to share a written response to the book. In the book, the chopsticks find that there are things they like doing alone and things they like doing together. First graders typed in their ideas for what they like doing alone and what they like doing together.
Ms. Litman-Woods's class padlet
Ms. Brannigan and Ms. Harrison's class padlet

Third grade students read the book It's Not Fair. Then they wrote their own It's Not Fair ideas collaboratively using the web-based program Padlet.
Ms. Amelse's Class:
It's Not Fair: Farm Animals
It's Not Fair: Transportation
It's Not Fair: Space
It's Not Fair: Food
It's Not Fair: Sports
It's Not Fair: Wild Animals
It's Not Fair: Clothing
It's Not Fair: Weather
It's Not Fair: Things at School

Ms. Arroyo's Class:

It's Not Fair: Weather
It's Not Fair: Animals
It's Not Fair: Sports
It's Not Fair: Toys
It's Not Fair: Ocean
It's Not Fair: Space
It's Not Fair: Transportation

Ms. Maxie's Class

It's Not Fair: Weather

It's Not Fair: Animals

It's Not Fair: Toys

It's Not Fair: Space

It's Not Fair: Transportation

It's Not Fair: Ocean


Fourth grade classes read The OK Book and answered questions in Padlet.
The OK Book: Question 1 Hicks and Scherry
The OK Book: Question 2: Hicks and Scherry


The OK Book: Question 1 Port-Ginn
The OK Book: Question 2: Port-Ginn

Collaborative Padlet