I Spy in Second Grade

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.

I Spy and Glogster

The second graders have been playing with Glogster this week. They are creating collages with as many of the graphics as they want. This is a great introduction and exploration activity for the students. They get to play with with Glogster, which is the best way for them to learn all that Glogster has to offer. The first challenge is to find at least one pair of items that rhyme. We looked and together made a list of a few of the rhyming pairs. Bear-hair, skate-eight, star-guitar. After they finish creating their collages, we will work to write the rhymes and add them to our glogs. Follow this link to see some of the Glogs under construction. http://harju.wikispaces.com/I+Spy+Glogs Check back in a week to view the finished products.

I saw one of my second graders over the weekend, and the first thing he said to me was, “Did you see what I did to my Glog?” I of course promised to check it out right away!

We have been reading the I Spy books in class in preparation for a Skype Chat with Jean Marzollo, the author of the I Spy rhymes.