Ever wonder what other teachers or children see when they look out their windows?
Last year my grade three class SKYPED with a class in Alaska. The teacher held up the camera so we could see their backyard. Imagine our surprise when the students saw real volcanoes in the back of their schoolyard. This led to our class questioning all of our SKYPE callers the question, “What do you see when you look outside?”
This year I am teaching Kindergarten. I am broadening their world and hope to show them what other teachers and children see in their backyard. It is my hope that as we share these stories, students will gain a wider perspective about the world and a greater understanding about similarities and differences of children attending school around the world.
Will you join in? Please share our book with other students. We also welcome your books. It would also be exciting for our students to see what you see outside your work location?
Here is our video/book of What We Can See.
Some classes have already participated and sent us their books. We have skyped with classes in York Region, in British Columbia, in Honolulu and in Mexico. Here are a few links to their books.
Here are a few examples of other books:
Mrs. Jelley’s class in Keswick
Mrs. Lirenman’s class in British Columbia
A link to a K class in Hamilton http://issuu.com/adunsiger/docs/what_can_we_see
We hope you will join in with comments and questions.
You can also read how other classrooms are participating in this project on this group blog http://wecanseeprojectsharingspace.blogspot.ca/
We Skyped with a class from Mazo DeLaroche in Newmarket. They read the book in french.