Friday, April 16, 2010

Cereal Box Book Reports

The kids completed their cereal box book reports and I would like to share them with you. The books from which the students were able to chose include:
  • Beverly Clearly's - Ralph S. Mouse
  • Barbara O'Connor's - How to Steal a Dog
  • Deborah Wiles's - Aurora County All-Stars

As you can see the kids were given quite a few different options from using art supplies to Notebook software or a web 2.0 tool such as Glogster to design their covers. The sides of the cereal boxes are not pictured but different story elements and summaries were typed or written out as the "ingredients" to the story.


Friday, April 9, 2010

GPS Scavenger Hunt

What a great day! My mom was able to come to Tuscola to hold a GPS scavenger hunt with my class since she is still on spring break. She brought her former teaching partner, Mr. Ghere, to help her. I am not sure who had more fun, the kids or the adults. I loved watching the kids get exercise outside on this beautiful spring day while also exercising their problem solving skills and teamwork abilities. They had to use the GPS to navigate to 8 different hidden clue boxes. Once there, they took a slip of paper from the clue box and placed it in their ziploc bags. After collecting all 8 clues, they had to put the clues in order and work out a problem. First team who wins gets...the thrill of being first! :)

And yes...I have to say I loved the opportunity to show kids that using technology outside can also get you a pretty good workout!