2nd Graders will be Skyping with Author Jean Marzollo (http://jeanmarzollo.com/) on Tuesday. Ms. Marzollo is the author of the I Spy books. We created a class collage with items the children brought in (and many items that I found in my desk – I really need to clean.) The students wrote poems that rhyme (not as easy as it sounds) and we posted them on our Kidblog. http://kidblog.org/Harju2/tag/i-spy/
We sent the link to Ms. Marzollo and she replied that she read them all and complimented the children!
The students also created I Spy Collages on Edu.Glogster. You will find those on our class wiki. http://harju.wikispaces.com/I+Spy+Glogs
Ms. Marzollo Re-Tweeted my Tweet about our I Spy Glogs!
Also in preparation for our chat we watched a movie showing how Ms. Marzollo and photographer Walter Wick worked together to create the I Spy books. We have the I Spy Spooky Nights app on our class iPads and we watched some of Discovery Education’s collection of I Spy Videos. http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=DD10E96D-DA5F-4B41-8A43-8C978BA70559
This will be our second author chat this year. The first was author Erin Dealy author of Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox. We plan to Skype with Ms. Dealey again soon.