Grayson and Hudson led this month’s book club discussion. Their book choice, Holes, by Louis Sachar, was a hit with almost every student. Good job, boys!
December’s selection, The Unwanteds (Book 1), by Lisa McMann was chosen by Madison. Join us at noon on December 19 for our book club discussion.
CONNECTING WITH ARGENTINA
Via Global Read Aloud
There was lots of excitement when a package of postcards arrived from Argentina! Each student received a postcard which they read and shared with the class. Then students shared their responses to the following question on Padlet (online bulletin board):
Did you notice any similarities between yourself and the student from Argentina that sent you a postcard?
One of the goals of the Global Read Aloud project is to support students in collaborating with others beyond their own classroom and country. The responses were so much more than I imagined.
Leah: I have noticed that the people in Argentina do a lot of the same things as us. They like and don’t like similar things as us even though they live on a different continent in a different hemisphere. I love tennis, I am good at math, I like listening to music.I can’t wait to get in touch with them and send more letters. For their age group they are phenomenally advanced in English. I love being able to find out how much we have in common. And a special thanks to Santi BFI and Feline for sending me such awesome postcards.
Atia: I noticed that they are describing where they live actually pretty well! They describe things like the food they eat or what their town looks like really well! 😀
Grayson: I have noticed that they have and do a lot things like us which is not what I thought. I thought they would be so different from us but really they’re the same in some ways. They have lots of similarities with us and share lots. Some things they do in common include sports such as hockey, football, and rugby.
Isabella: I have noticed that they talk about the food in Argentina and the sports and how old they are they say their name
Cadence: I have noticed that they all do lots of things that we do every day. They play sports love animals, have houses. Nachi who wrote to me loved dogs, and had one of her own. It reminded me of Waffles (my dog). Also Juan de la Crue ( also wrote to me) wants to live in Disney World in the U.S.A. Honestly I wouldn’t blame him. It’s a really cool place. Really, they do some things differently but really we are the same.
Will: I have noticed that the kids from Argentina have told us mostly about their favorite things about school and what they like to do with free time like one of the people who wrote to me likes it when their teacher gives them extra break time. Another person who wrote to me said they like to play rugby and soccer.
Levi: I’ve noticed that they seem to be telling us about where they live and what it’s like rather than the book, because we did the same thing. I noticed that they are advanced in English for their age and seem to be just as interested in this as us. They haven’t gone into very deep detail about themselves but I hope that they can keep writing back and forth, and eventually see us (over the internet) I have been having fun with this and hopefully they are too. I wonder what they’re learning about in school right now. I can’t wait to send and receive more cards. I wonder what they’re like in person. This has also been a good time to practice Spanish and learn about Argentina.
Tristan: I have noticed that they talk about what they like, what foods they eat how old they are what their name is (of course) and they ask if you like what they like. He said that he likes music, and I like music too. He also said he likes dogs and I like dogs too. I really like talking to people in Argentina. It’s really fun.
Emily: I’ve noticed that the students in Argentina have a lot in common with us. Also they have told us where they live and things about themselves, like their favorite food, what some of there hobbies are, and where they go to school. They have more in common with me than I thought they would, like one person loves to read and their favorite book series is Harry Potter. Also I didn’t know they would speak English so well. I think it’s really cool that they sent postcards to us.
Sydney: I have noticed that most of the kids in that class have a lot in common with us. Like one of the postcard said that their favorite color was turquoise and so is mine. I thought that we would have a lot of different interest because they were from where else, but I guess I was wrong. They told us what their favorite foods were, where they went to school at, what their favorite colors were, ect. I also thought that they did a really good job writing in English. One other thing that I realized that their names were a lot different from ours.
Evelyn: After reading our postcards from Argentina; I’ve noticed that they do the same things as us. For example: Francosca (my postcard correspondent) likes to listen to music,do art, and play with Legos. She even has one dog just like me!
Madison: I have noticed that some of them like to play hockey. I also noticed that my postcard friend likes to do crafts. I do too.
Hudson: Ariana and Priscila have a lot in in common to my family for example, Arana like gyms so do I. Priscila like cucumbers, My Family loves them.
Adeline: They seem to talk a lot about their home and what their hobbies are. Sofia has a dog named Coco and I have a dog named Chy!(and yes it is spelled like that) Luadalena (sorry if I spelled that wrong) she has three siblings like I do.