Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another first= Skyping a Poem in Your Pocket

I personally have never skyped although everyone is talking about it.  I have been excited about trying it becuase I love how it extends our classroom walls all the way to Montana. This is one of the big ideas of the 21st Century skills, so I made it a goal prior to the start of school. I presented with Jon at the NCFL conference and we are going to connect our classes today celebrating poem in your pocket Can you imagine how much fun our class will have today sharing their poems with kindergartners in MT?

We started on Monday discussing our audience, 5-6 year olds, and how important theme and vocabulary would be in choosing a poem.  It was fun to watch them search our class poetry section.  Some of the students brought in poems from younger brothers/sisters, went to the library and checked out a book, and a few even wrote some original poems.  By Tuesday, we were practicing, discussing and having lots of fun with the poems.  After all of our testing prep lately, it was fun to watch the students laugh and enjoy some great poems.

Here is an original poem "Books" created by Torey and Marie:

Books are fun to read and share.
You can find them anywhere.
Books are like TVs in your head but you get to read it instead
Reading gives you imagination because nothing is better than this creation!


  1. Love the poem. Sounds like it is going to be a great skype call. Have fun.

  2. What a memory making experience for you and your kids!

  3. What a great idea - skyping to share your students poems. Speaking, listening, reading, and writing are all embraced as well as the performance before an audience piece.

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