Friday, July 15, 2011

Global Read Aloud and Skype

The Global Read Aloud project is coming to a school near you very soon (starts September 19th and runs through October 14th). We have over 200 participants so far and would love to add more schools and teachers and/or librarians and even volunteer readers. Click on the title to go to the GRA blog and sign up area. We have a created a wikispaces page for both age groups (the K through 3rd will be doing two Flat Stanley books this month long reading time; the 4th grades on up will be doing Tuck Everlasting) as well as a Google group for the project.

What does this mean to teachers and schools out there? Ma America, The Travelin' Maven (Ms. Elysabeth/Mrs. E) will be offering free Skype virtual classroom visits during this month long project. She will start reserving time slots the 1st of August for free Skype visits during the month of September and this will carry through the end of the project (October 14th). If you are interested in having Ms. Eldering in your class or school during the GRA project time or even before that during September for free, please contact her via email (eeldering (at) gmail (dot) com) to set up your free-of-charge virtual visit. After October 14th, fees will be applied as per her School Visit website page. Hope you all will join us in this world wide project. See you all in September.


Mr. Hughes said...

This is very exciting news! I can attest to everyone out there that having Mrs. E in your classroom is well worth it. We have been enjoying her visits for years in my classroom! Sign-up today... you don't want to miss out on this amazing opportunity! :)

Carol Baldwin said...

very cool!

elysabeth said...

Thank you, Mr. Hughes. A bit of an aembarassment but I do enjoy helping out the class when I can or your schedule allows. Admittedly, when we go long periods of me not being involved, I feel lost so hopefully this upcoming adventure will help fill the gaps/voids.

Thanks for stopping by, Carol. Hope you can find time to participate too. I'm getting more and more excited about the project. I must get copies of the books before the middle of September - lol. See ya'll in the postings - E :)

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