Our class has been playing Guess Our Number with Mr. Greg’s class in Vietnam via Twitter. Every day, we have been asking questions that can be answered with a yes or no answer to try to narrow down what the other class’s number is.
Today they guessed our number and we think we know what their number is too!
On St. Patrick’s Day, after reading a book about some things that were more important than a pot of gold, we discussed what our “pot of gold” would be. Later, the children tweeted about #mypotofgold. I have embedded the tweets below. You’ll have to click through to see the tweets from our class (they are at the end) as others saw our hashtag and got involved. I have deleted a few tweets that were not primary friendly.
Did you know that Santa goes to the beach for vacations? That Mrs. Claus likes to wear bows in her hair? Last week, the students made up and tweeted secrets about Santa and his wife. Ms. Lirenman’s class from Surrey, BC also tweeted secrets. You can see all of the secrets here, but below is a small taste of the students’ creativity.
This week, we helped out a class in Ohio who wanted to know what what people in other countries ate for lunch. We took pictures of our lunches and tweeted them to Ms Frazier’s class, who then put the pictures into their Voicethread.
We also used Twitter to pretend we were one of the characters in Little Red Riding Hood, and to tweet using that character’s “voice”. What would the wolf, or the huntsman, or the grandma say? Can you tell which character we were in the tweets below?
Our class is playing a game of Guess My Number with a class in Milan, Italy. Because we can’t use Skype (they are finished school for the day before we start), we are asking questions and answering them on Twitter. If you are on Twitter, can watch our game by searching for the hashtag #guessmynumber.
We are getting better at asking “fat” or “juicy” questions that help us to cross off several numbers at once.
Before the Christmas break, some of the students tweeted secrets about Santa, information that only they knew about the jolly man. The tweets are aggregated together below. Ms. Lirenman’s class in Surrey, B.C. started the hashtag that we used to tweet these little known facts.
I’ve posted a few times about how we are using Twitter to help us to learn. The video below gives a little bit more insight into exactly what we are doing with it to make it a learning tool that works for us.
Today, after reading and discussing lots of riddles, the students each made up their own riddles and posted them on Twitter. I have captured a few of them below, but you can read all of the tweets in this Storify.
Did you know that Santa has secrets? Things that he never reveals to anyone?
Some six and seven year old students KNOW those secrets. This week, students from several primary classes tweeted about those secrets. Below are a few of those secrets from students in our classroom. You can see all of the secrets here.