We are just getting started and it took us 2 sessions for everyone to meet. (We only meet for about 20 minutes.) We have a standing date at 9:30 a.m. every Friday morning. You should see the excitement on my student's faces where they hear the Skype ring tone on the computer going off:) Here are a few pics of our first meeting and introductions. We called the students up one by one and they met their Indian Buddy! We also shared songs and our classroom favorites. The cool thing is we are both using The Daily Five and also Spelling City! So we had lots of favorites in common. If you do not use Spelling City with your class be sure to check out the video below.
Here are some shots of our first meeting! All I needed was Skype, a webcam, and a mic. We use our smartboard but Mrs. Lewis doesn't have one:( So she uses her computer. Either way it works great!
I also have been working like crazy to bring more activities into my Writing Center for my kiddos. They are loving all of the different options and I adore all that they are doing. This week I introduced my Roll a Story. I have a fantastic parent volunteer that comes every Thursday and she works to put together lots of my newly made centers. This week she got our Roll a Story going. Look how cute it turned out.
You can download a free sample of the sheets by clicking the image below!