Thursday, October 31, 2013

October's C4K Summary

Kids playing on monkey bars

My fourth C4K assignment was Alex, from Mrs. Ripp's Class. Alex's post was about a 'No Talking Challenge' his class participated in to help the students understand what it would be like to have a disability. The students were asked to complete brain teasers in teams, without speaking. Through this activity, Alex seemed to have gained more respect and a better understanding of disabled people. I think this is a great activity to use in the classroom because it teaches tolerance by engaging students through a game.

C4K five was a student named Cameron from Ms. Eppele's, 4th and 5th grade class from British Columbia, Canada. Ms. Eppele's class has been reading the book, Out of My Mind, by Sharon Draper, and they use the class blog to discuss the book. This is definitely something I will implement in my future classroom. A blog is a great forum for students to freely exchange ideas and express their opinions about what they re learning in class.

My sixth C4K assignment was Regie from Mrs. Mclean's class in Alberta, Canada. Regie's post discussed and defined different types of moss and fungus found near where he lives.

The seventh student I was assigned for C4K was a student named Lucca, from Mr. Warren Grieve's 5th grade class at Medbury School for Boys in Christchurch, New Zealand. I was impressed by Lucca's creativity! Lucca wrote a very interesting poem about being a mummy. This post is a great example of using a class blog as a means for students to express themselves and share their work.

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