Did you know that last year’s team of Kinderkids donated over 100 teddy bears to the Altoona Hospital’s Pediatric Unit? We started collecting teddy bears at the beginning of February and by the end of the month we had 100 bears to donate. Each teddy bear was labeled with a “Get Well Soon” tag from our classroom. The hospital gave each child that had to sleep overnight a teddy bear to make their stay a little more comfortable. Some of the patients even sent us thank you cards and pictures after they received one of our bears.
I thought that it would be a great idea for our team to do something for kids that need our help. I just haven’t been able to decide what we should do. So I need your help! There are children everywhere that need help, can you and your family think of any way we could help them? What would you like to collect and send to those in need? Maybe your mom and dad could help you look for ideas on the internet, on the news, or even in the newspaper. After we have all of our ideas posted on our blog, we will be able to vote on our favorite idea and put it into action! I can’t wait to hear what all of the KinderKids have to say! I am sure that we will have so many great ideas! Thanks for posting!!
Extra, extra…read, listen, watch, I guess I mean to say…Skype all about it! Skype? Did I say Skype? What is that, anyways? Well, Skype is a program that is used by millions of people to communicate with one another over the internet. It can be used with computers, smart phones, and certain iPods to talk, type, or even videoconference with people thousands of miles away. Tyler (my son) and I Skype with family and friends all of the time. Many classrooms around the world have been teaming up with one another and “skyping” about their experiences in school. Our classroom has recently teamed up with a first grade classroom in Kansas City, Kansas. We will be traveling through cyberspace to visit 20 students in an urban classroom. We are planning on working on a very special project together. Our first videoconference will be very exciting, during that time each of us will be given time to introduce ourselves to the students in Kansas City. What do you think you would like to share with them? What do you think you would like to tell them about yourself? Are you as excited as I am?
We are so excited to announce that our blog has been visited by students and parents from New Zealand! They were really happy to see our apple projects. Our projects are shown as a link on their classroom blog! You can check out what’s happening in Kaipara Flats Room 2 on their blog by clicking on their butterfly projects to the left. Did you know that it is spring time in New Zealand? The students in Room 2 were wondering if it is harvest time in Carrolltown. I think that it would be great if you left them some comments about autumn in our hometown. What are some of the signs that it’s harvest time here? And if you’re visiting from New Zealand tell us about your Spring…We would love to hear about your “neck of the woods!”