Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Collaboration, Literacy, Twitter | Posted on March 1, 2015
We are excited to be starting our first global project for 2015! You can read about some of our past projects under the ‘Collaborative Projects’ tab at the top of the page.
Our ‘Global Pal’ project involves four global pals from four different schools around the world. We are very much looking forward to working with our friends from last year’s Twitter project; Mrs Monaghan and Class 3 in England, Mrs Yollis and her third graders in America and Ms Shannon from the Northern Territory.
After lots of discussion and voting, each class selected a global pal. This pal is a mascot which will represent the class as it travels the world. Throughout the project (which runs until the end of July) each mascot will spend time in the three other classes. We will be using Twitter to communicate with the ‘owner’ of the mascot. We will be learning about the other country’s:
* Location (hemisphere, latitude, longitude, local terrain etc.)
* Favourite foods
* School and subjects being learnt
* After school activities
* Any special holidays or celebrations that might be happening
Liberty is Mrs Yollis’ class mascot.
Jolly George is Mrs Monaghan and Class 3’s mascot.
Snappy is Ms Shannon and Oskar’s mascot.
Josephine is our class mascot.
A number of animals were suggested as our global pal mascot. Josephine was the winner! We think a kangaroo is the perfect pal for us to send to other schools; they are native to Australia and we can often see them from our classroom windows.
She is named Josephine, after Josephine from the book ‘Josephine Wants to Dance’. Josephine is taking the book with her to read to the other classes she visits. You can watch it here, thanks to the a lady named Pam Gonzalez and the wonders of YouTube!
Liberty is currently making the long journey from England, where he has been visiting Mrs Monaghan’s class, to Upper Plenty. We are eagerly awaiting his arrival!
You can follow our #globalpal project on Twitter.
What do you think we should show Liberty first?
Have you ever done a project with students in another class? Tell us about it!