Farewell and Safe Travels

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Sponsored Readathon

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Connecting with Tasmania!

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Writing More Reflectively

Writing More Reflectively

Writing more reflectively is hard! We are trying to encourage our students to use their blogs to write more reflectively, especially as we lean more and more towards using the blogging platform as a suitable "container" for ePortfolios.  Below is a post...

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Another FlickrCC Search Tool

The fabulous Mr U, (aka: Jeff Utecht) showed me this FlickrCC search tool after our meeting the other day. Click on the image you like the look of, and this screen appears next: As a presenter, the stamp option is fabulous!! Check out what it does below! I do wish...

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Curtain Raiser Video – Mumbai, India

I'm home from ASBUnplugged 2010 - graciously hosted by the American School of Bombay - February 24-27.  As I begin the process of reflecting on the sessions/workshops that I attended - editing and organising my notes for posting, I thought I would share this little...

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Welcome to Summer School Session 1

Welcome to Room 207 for Summer School Session 1 We'll be using this blog to help us get to website links that we will be using and to show and share our work during this first summer school session Our weekly newsletter will be posted here so that we can save paper...

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Farewell and Safe Travels

It has been an absolute pleasure to have spent the last year with these crazy, funny, great 3rd Graders! If you haven't seen them already, please ask your child at some stage for their flashdrive. (it's in their headphones bag) On the flashdrive is "Oh, How You've...

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Our Poem Anthology

Today we all created a Google Presentation as a Poem Anthology. The Poem Anthology Presentations are due on Thursday morning, 6 June, 2013. Your Poem Anthology must contain your OWN original poetry and must include one (1) example of each of the following: A poem that...

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Social Studies Unit Wrap Up

Dear Parents Our last Social Studies unit for the year, MarketPlace - Is it Fair, has been a huge success.  The class economy was a hit and now it is time to wrap it all up. To end this unit, we will be having a giant auction on Wednesday, June 5th during our Social...

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Psssst! Pass It On!

Parents! Please keep Thursday, 6th June 2013 free (between 9:45 - 10:45am) We have something really special planned for you! We hope you can make it! Pssst!  Pass it on!

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Success! MarketPlace #2

Congratulations Room 207 on a very successful MarketPlace #2! Your stores were a hit!  Your QR Code ads made you famous! I'm looking forward to reading your reflections about this Marketplace on your blogs! Ready for MarketPlace #2 on PhotoPeach Open for Business! on...

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Roll of the Dice Collaborative Poem

Everyone contributes one line to the class poem A roll of the die determines what has to be included in everyone's line Here's what we rolled ..... each line for the poem must include ..... a superhero must start with "I wish .... " a colour name of a city or country...

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Words Are Your Paint

It's time ....... It's begun .........  Ms H's favourite writing unit!! P O E T R Y Today Ms H handed everyone their very own Journal - with handmade covers! These Journals will be our Poetry Journals for this unit and then we are free to keep them and take them home...

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MarketPlace #1 – Complete!

The classroom was FULL of nervous, but great excitement this morning as everyone prepared their stores for MarketPlace #1! Today's MarketPlace was ALL about collecting Market Research for our businesses. (and selling and buying each others' products/services too) What...

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Sponsored Readathon

Today Grade 3 found out just how much money was raised during our sponsored readathon for the After the Wave foundation.Reason for the Sponsored ReadathonA few months ago, we learned from Mrs Tananone that Grade 3 at ISB sponsors 12 students from the R35...

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Connecting with Tasmania!

Oh my goodness, Room 207 - we are very popular! A school in Tasmania, Australia wants to hear our thoughts about Celebrations Around the World. (Remember we tried to leave them a comment on their voicethread before Songkran and it wouldn't let us?)...

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Welcoming a New Student!

Today a new student started in our class!  We are very excited to have Tristan in our class. He is from Chicago,Illinois and this is his first time at an International School. Please leave a welcoming ISB comment for Tristan below! Photo Credit: mckaysavage via...

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Making a Connection with Madrid!

Hey there Room 207's! A class of 3rd graders from ASM (American School of Madrid) would love to connect with us!  Isn't that exciting?  They have made some "Children of the World" books that they would love to share with us, and they would love it even more if we left...

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Dear Parents ….. Unit Overviews

We recently started new units of study in Reading, Writing and Math! Click on the heading Unit Overviews (along the top of the Classroom Blog). The menu will drop down so that you can choose the subject you are looking for: Reading, Writing or Math to see what we will...

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Dear Parents …….. MarketPlace

A letter explaining many details about MarketPlace went home with your child today.  The same details are below in this blog post.  Please take some time to read this and talk it over with your child. The cut off portion of the second page needs to be returned to...

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Celebrations VoiceThread

A teacher friend of mine in Tasmania, Australia - has asked if we would contribute to a VoiceThread about Different Celebrations Around the World.  Can we help her out? Click on the link below to get to the voicethread - let's make video comments for her and her...

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Dear Parents ….. A Few Reminders!

There is no school on Monday for students! (It's a Teacher-Only Professional Development Day) Today ended our Official Grade 3 Read-A-Thon! Your child has come home with their Reading Logs (for the past two weeks) AND their Official Sponsorship Form. At the top of the...

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Dear Parents …… Math Unit Overview

We've had a week of working in our new Math Unit 7:  Finding Fair Shares. It's all about fractions - fractions of a whole and fractions of a group. Check out the Math Unit Overview page to see what the unit's about and ways that you can help at home!...

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PE Celebration of Learning

Yesterday, we braved the heat and took part in the Grade 3 PE Celebration of Learning.  We played as a team, we won as a team, we lost as a team and we moved as a team! Thanks to Alexander's Mum for taking these pictures in the moment! G3Room207 PE CoL on...

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Please Look Under Beds, On BookShelves ….

Help! Ms H has two missing books (both from the Cabin Creek Mysteries series) that are overdue from the BookRoom.  They need to be returned before Songkran. Please take a minute to look under beds, on bookshelves, around the house for these two books and any other...

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Student Led Conference Reflections

Room 207 students!! Your feedback on your Student-Led Conferences is very important. It helps teachers decide what's good to have in Student-Led Conferences and what's not so good. It's also very good feedback for our Principal and Vice Principal. In your school email...

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Stop Motion Animation Fun!

Today we had a lot of fun with stop motion animation.  We were learning through "doing"!  Without a storyboard, we just had fun making a bulldog clip or another object come to life using the free (yes, free) app on the ipads and itouches called iMotion HD. The paid...

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About This Blog

This blog hosts posts from my time as an ES Technology & Learning Coach and my classroom blog posts from Grades 3 and 5. I’ve deliberately kept these separate from my personal blog so that you can see how I used a blog to communicate with students and parents and as a resource for other classroom teachers. Hope you find something useful here!

Chrissy Hellyer

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I’m no longer in the classroom, but I’m still blogging on my TeachingSagittarian site.

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