I have been helping a second grade class work on small moments.  They have completed the unit  and are preparing for their celebration tomorrow morning.  The celebration is going to be unique because they will share their writing with a buddy class from another school within the district via the iChat program.  The students are incredibly excited!  They have practiced reading their piece of writing in front of a computer screen.  Some of the students found it difficult to read to a blank monitor, so I drew pictures of different colored smiling faces on blank paper and taped them to the monitors.  They were so amused at the faces, that now they want to read to each of the monitors.

I wanted to share this with you in case you are looking for something new to try for a writing celebration.

4 thoughts on “iCelebrations?

  1. I’ve never heard of a celebration like that before.
    I can’t wait to read a post about that. Would you mind emailing me the link once it’s up? I’d love to share it on our TWT Facebook Page since I think other teachers would benefit from hearing about your iCelebration too. 🙂

  2. i love this idea of reading to the drawing on the computer screen! what an incredible way to show how concrete second graders are–and the best way to increase their confidence. bravo! i hope your celebration goes well..

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