Sunday, January 19, 2014

Maps, globes, and Twitter

As I mentioned in an earlier post, our class recently began using Twitter to share our learning and connect with other first grade classes around the world. I can't even begin to tell you how much excitement has come from this. We are currently connecting with classes in Michigan, Vermont, Canada, Italy, and Australia! We are excited to also Skype with some of our "new friends" in the coming months. As we connect with classes, we find and label them on our classroom map. This has been a great curriculum connection as part of our social studies curriculum is maps. 
Earlier this week, Mrs. Olson brought in a globe during our snack time and the kids went ape! They were so excited that they immediately asked if we would pull down the map and they began finding our Twitter buddies on the map and then worked to locate them on the globe! The absolute best part was that this was all started by them and the excitement and learning went on for a good 10 minutes before we said we had to move on.

If you're on Twitter, feel free to follow us. Our Twitter name is @Malchow1stgrade.

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