Witt's Grade 3: We are a grade 3 class from Brisbane,
Queensland Australia. We would like to describe the lips if
possible. We will not be able to start constructing the Monster until
the Monday 3rd of October as our third school term finishes in two weeks time and is followed with two weeks holidays.
We would like to use the construction of the Monster as a stimulus for
the fourth term unit of work. We are currently at the beginning of SPRING. Attached is a
photo of our very large (30 students), noisy and enthusiastic class. In the
picture we are dressed as our favourite book
characters for Book Week celebrations.
A community to us means belonging. This is interesting for
learning because we can share our ideas and learn from others. Teamwork isn't just a skill kids use for learning in school, it is also something that
helps us share and collaborate with our family and friends.
The latitude and longitude for Manly, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: South: 27.45765 by East: 153.184527. The maximum temperature, at the moment, is 23 degrees celsuis and the minimum temperature is 12 degrees celsuis.
We are the 2M Gems, a
class of 21 Year 2's from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Our school is
situated high on a hill in the suburb of Manly overlooking the beautiful Moreton Bay (Latitude -27.45156° Longitude
153.18025°). We have just entered the season of
Spring, with our average maximum temperature for this time of the
year 27C/80F and our minimum 12C/53F.
Hi! We are a
Year 3 class at St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School, Holland Park which is
a suburb in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Holland Park is an inner city
suburb approximately 10km from the city. Mrs Sheridan and Mrs Jacks are our
teachers. In Brisbane, Spring has just begun and the temperature gets up to
21-25 degrees Celsius during the day and down to 8-10 degrees Celsius at
community to us means caring
friends working together co-operatively as one team. This makes learning interesting
because we can share our knowledge, other people have good ideas to share and
it’s easier to work as a team to get the job done quickly. When we have
problems to solve we can work together to solve them. Team
work is not just for kids at school because when you grow up and have a
job, adults need
to work together to complete
projects as well. It's a valuable skill to have.
We are a year 3 class of 30 children and Saint John
Vianney's Primary School in Brisbane Australia. Brisbane's
latitude and longitude is 27° 30' 0" S / 153° 1' 0" E.
Our average daytime winter temperature is between 18-20 degrees Celsius
and our average summer temperature is 27-34 degrees Celsius.
would like to do the NOSE, if that
is all right!
Our location: (50.495247, -104.605081)
Our weather stats: High 17 Celsius, Low 2 Celsius
We are a busy class of 23 students this year. We are excited to be taking part in the Monster Project for the first time!
A community to us means a group of people who are 'bucket fillers', and who belong together like puzzle pieces. This is interesting for learning because we know we can only 'see the whole picture' if all of our puzzle pieces work together. Teamwork isn't just a skill kids use for learning in school, it also helps parents, teachers, firefighters, farmers, athletes, and everyone in the community to feel happy, to learn, and to do their best. We can't wait to create and witness your creations!
Ms. Morgan Bayda and The Grade One Class
Ruth Pawson School, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Morgan.firstname.lastname@example.org -- Web: http://ruthpawson.rbe.sk.ca/
Ms. Nairn is our teacher.
Our grade is grade 2 and Harold Hatcher Elementary School is our
school. We live in Winnipeg, Canada. Our latitude and longitude of
Winnipeg is 49° 53' 0" N / 97° 10' 0" W. Our average
temperature in the summer 25C. Our average temperature in the winter
A community to us means we
take care of everything , we help each other, we care about people, we like
friends, we respect all living things and it is interesting for learning
because it help us work together. Teamwork isn't just a
skill kids use for learning in school, it is also important all the time.
We use teamwork at home, in playing games, when were helping people out, and
when we are working together to create things like helping make a sandcastle.
Hi Terry! Here is our introduction of the team.
BUNDANG, SOUTH KOREA
Hello, monster makers, my
name is Ms. Sara Stoolman. I teach in Bundang, South Korea, which is a
suburb of Seoul.
Our latitude is: 37 degrees
N and our longitude: 127 degrees E
In this part of South
Korea, we can have high temperatures of about 100 degrees and as low as zero
degrees F. Summers are humid and very rainy during the monsoon season with
highs in the upper 90s. Our winters are cold and sometimes snowy down to 0
degrees. South Korea has beautiful spring and fall weather with gorgeous
Cherry Blossoms blooming in the spring to help us forget the chills of winter!
We are an international
school bringing in cultures from all over the world! We have
recently welcomed a large amount of Saudi Arabian students making us even more
diverse! There are students from Korea, Japan, America, Canada, Australia,
Switzerland, Austria, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and more here at KIS. We
have one elementary, one middle school and one high school! We have over 1,300
students at our school. We are one of five 3rd grade classrooms here at Korea
International School. My class of 20 diverse 3rd graders from around
the world are ready to create a new monster skateboard for the fall 2011
Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Ciao, Guten Tag,
Zdravstvuyte, Kon-nichiwa, Shalom, Namaste and NuqneH. We are the children in
Mr Humble's Class at St. Oswald's Primary School in Burneside near
Kendal in the Lake District of England.
We look forward to getting to know you all
and we can't wait to get started on our monster. If you'd like to find our
more about us, e-mail email@example.com.
sch.uk, or visit our websites at www.st-oswalds.cumbria.sch.uk
Mr. Humble's 5th grade, St. Oswald's Primary, Burneside, Cumbria, England:
We would love to describe the Monster's Cup
of Tea - the children are very excited about that!
very important to us to establish belonging to both the school and the
village. We try to take part in lots of activities that involve the
church and wider community and have a positive impact on them. We see teamwork
as an integral part of our learning as it develops good relationships
and respect for each other and most of all creates a fun environment
in which to learn! Attached are some class photos - including one
of us being monsters!
Looking forward to the project.
Looking forward to the project.
We are Rowsley Primary school. We are a small school with just
over 70 people. We live in the Peak District which is in
the countryside in the middle of
A community to us means lots of people getting on together. It is interesting for learning because we get to meet new people and meet new friends. Teamwork isn’t just a skill kids use for leaning in school, it is also good for other team sports activities leaning of each other.
Rachel Verdicchio's Year 3, Rowsley Primary School, Derbyshire, England:
We are Class
One, (Miss Smethurst’s class) at St. Oswald’s CofE Primary School
in Burneside, Kendal, England. We are 4 and 5 years old and
this September has been our first month in school. It has been great so
far! We are very excited about joining the monster project and have
already made some mini-monsters (soon to be on our school
website). We are looking forward to making the big one!
To us, COMMUNITY means
finding out about people in our local environment as well as becoming
aware of and making links with the wider world. TEAMWORK is all about
co-operating with each other and working on projects together. Our
environment provides our INTEREST FOR LEARNING and as well as playing
with new things at school we have enjoyed finding out about ‘Food’,
making bread, vegetable soup and jam sandwiches in class.
Hello, monster makers, my name is
Mrs. Lani Black and I teach in Naches WA, USA,
at latitude 46.43 N longitude 120.42 W. In this part of Washington
State, we can have high temperatures of 105 and as low
Lani Black's 4th grade web site: http://tinyurl.com/36r47m9 | blog: http://tinyurl.com/ye5zhse | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a 3rd grade class in Haddonfield, New
Jersey and would love to be a part of the Monster Project! We love to blog, we
produce weekly podcasts, and are very excited about joining the
Monster Community! We think it would be very cool to connect with other
classes all over the world who are also involved in making a monster.
In our own way we are working together to make the world a better place. We are keeping track of the kind acts we do here in the 3H classroom, in our school, in our home, and kind acts that help the whole world. Each kind act is a link of a “recycled” paper chain. We hope that during the year, our chains will cross the whole room. By doing kind acts we hope that others will see us and be encouraged to join in. This is our way of making the world a better place.
A community to us means a group of people who care about each other and work with each other like our 3H class here at J. Fithian Tatem Elementary School and it is interesting for learning because it helps us learn when we work with people who are different from us. We can learn more when we work together and everyone shares their strengths. Teamwork isn’t just a skill used for learning in school, it is also good to use at home like when you have a big job to do you can team up with a brother, sister, mom, or dad to get it done. Teamwork is important when playing sports like soccer, basketball, baseball, or football because all of the team members need to work together in order for the team to be the best it can be. Teamwork is important when you have a project that can help people like when we collect can food to help people in need.
Ms. Jenny Kopp's class, Miriam School, St. Louis, Missouri.
There are 19 students in our class~9 boys and 10
girls. Hannibal, MO, nicknamed The Bluff City, is located
at 39° 42' 29" N / 91° 21' 29" W. It is located right on the
Mississippi River, which has been known to flood parts of our city!
The population is around 18,000 and the average temperatures range
from about 25 degrees Fahrenheit to about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Hannibal
is probably most famous for being the
Kim Sapp,4th Grade Teacher, Veterans Elementary, Hannibal, MO 63401
|Miss Lambert's Class, Veterans Elementary, Hannibal, MO
To us a community means we don't learn by ourselves, we learn together. This makes learning interesting because we learn something new everyday.
Teamwork isn't just a skill kids use for learning in school, it also helps you to be nicer and to feel good about helping others.
Hello Fellow Monster Makers!! We are Miss Huseman's Fourth Grade
class from Eugene Field Elementary School. We have fifteen in our class
this year and are ready to make a monster!! We live in the great state
of Missouri which is what we are learning about in Social
Studies. Did you know that the third Wednesday of October
is Missouri Day?? Take a look at our blog site as we will have loads
of information coming about Missouri Day. You can find our Blog
Just enter our teachers' name Michelle Huseman and look at our stories.
are Ms. Garner’s class from Hannibal, MO. There are twenty
students, nine girls and twelve boys, in our fourth grade class.
Hannibal is located at 39.71 degrees north and 91.39 degrees west. It
sits right on the Mississippi River and is
the boyhood home of Mark Twain. The population of Hannibal is about
18,000. The average temperatures for our area range from about 25
degrees Fahrenheit to about 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hello from Veterans Elementary School in Hannibal, Missouri!! We are Ms. Ragar's 4th grade class. In our community we help each other out, we do unto others as you would have others do unto you. We try to be very honest and respectful. Teamwork is also important in our community. We do a lot of cooperative learning in class and this helps us to work together outside of school. We are so excited that our Art teacher will be involved with this project!! We can't wait to get started!!
to us means working
together and it is interesting for learning because we get to use our
personal skills together.
|We are Mrs.
Baker's 5th grade class from Icard
Elementary in the foothills of North
Carolina. The latitude and longitude of our school is: 35.7302 and
81.4688. Our high temperatures are in the high 90's during
the summer and our coldest temperatures in winter are in the low 20's (farenheit).
A Community to us means friends
working together. It is interesting for learning because different ideas
from others make learning fun. Teamwork
isn't just a skill
kids use for learning in school, it is also a skill that we will use the
rest of our lives.
Our school is really
old. Some students think that there is a ghost in the closet of
the boys bathroom. We have lots of bats that live in the attic of
our school. Every evening at twilight the bats fly out of
the attic in a giant swarm. Our mascot is the Colt.
We do not have any class pets. We have one computer and a
Smartboard. We will be getting one iPad for our classroom later
class web: http://www.burke.k12.nc.us/
Mrs. Katie Schwab / 1st Grade / Patrick
Henry Local Schools-Deshler Elementary / Deshler, Ohio / United
States of America / 41° 13' 57" N, 83° 56' 57" W /
average low 40, average high 70.
to us means working together and it is interesting for
learning because we get to play with our friends and have fun.
isn't just a skill kids use for learning in school, it is also awesome
working with our whole class
|I'm so excited that we can be a part of this
project. It sounds like great fun! My class is a Kindergarten inclusion
class of 17 students (both regular education & ESE). Our school is
located in Middleburg, Florida. We would love to take on the "cell
phone". They actually voted on which part they wanted and this
won by an amazing percentage - I hope it's still available!
Ms. Baden's "Happy Campers" Kindergarten class is a class of 17 Kindergarten students in Middleburg, Florida. We are an Inclusion class, which means, we have some students that are Exceptional Education. We are the sweetest bunch of 5 year olds you'd ever want to meet. We are excited about learning and absolutely love "hands on" experiences and activities. We are very much looking forward to becoming involved with the Monster Project and can't wait to start creating our monster. You can see our class website at http://www.schoolrack.com/
Melinda Baden's Kindergarten, Swimming Pen Creek Elementary, Middleburg, Florida:
Rapids hosts an event called Art Prize during which many artists
from all over the country and the world display their artwork. This year
there are over 1,000 pieces of art all over our city. We are standing in
front of one of our favorite pieces. After visiting Art Prize the
students have 1 week to create their own St Stephen Art Prize entry for
display in our school.
Latitude - 42 degrees North
5th grade, Maize, Kansas.
In the video, students tells us their latitude/longitude (37N, 97W), and high/low temps (-10, +110F). They explain their interpretations of Community and Teamwork, and even do a group hug! Great Job!
Mr. Dreher’s 5th
grade class in Maize, Kansas, USA!
Community to us means
everything. We believe we can’t be our best without the support
of others. It is interesting for learning because we see things
ways we never may have. Teamwork
isn't just a skill kids use for learning in school, it is also a tool to
becoming a good national and global citizen.
was created as a group / class collaborative project. It actually
ties in VERY close to our class philosophy. I will attach a
picture of a bulletin board in our room called “classroom
revolution”. The two key words are love and community.
We discuss a lot in our class about how to be a learning community and
how to be good citizens. They are all very excited to see and hear
what others around the world have to say!
Our fourth grade class is tucked in the
White Mountains of New Hampshire. We live in a place which the
temperature ranges from single digits to high seventies in the summer. We are
the only fourth grade at Lafayette Regional School. Our school is made up of
three towns; Franconia, Sugar Hill, and Easton. Inside, we are busy building
and creating all sort of interesting projects and contributing to the
large world around us. All year round we are preparing and getting ready to go
on field trips, do projects and work our brains to learn. We play soccer in
Autumn, ski or snowboard in the winter, and play baseball in the spring. We
hope to develop friendships around the world and promote peace throughout the
year. You can join our journey too. Email (email@example.com)
or skype (lafayette41) us to tell us about your world and the
learning journeys you are going to go on this year.
Our community to
us means a place where we can count each other to be respectful, responsible,
be safe, be here, be honest, set goals and be able to let go of problems and
move on. Our community is centered on peace and spreading the word of peace
around the globe.
Mario (Preservice Teacher) and Mrs. Grzanich
Lincoln School is located in
Canton, Illinois, on North Main Street (Rt. 78). It houses grades K- 4 plus
four Special Education classes. Our student population stays around 240.
Lincoln is the smallest and oldest school in the district, but we don't
let our size and age get in the way of our technology. We have a computer lab
in our Library with 27 eMacs. Each classroom has at
least three Macs. Our computers are wireless networked and have internet
The 4th grades at the Cathedral
of St. Raymond School are looking forward to participating! There
are 55 students in two classes participating. Mrs. Gambino and Mrs.
Molskness are 4th grade teachers, Mrs. Latz is the Art teacher, and Theresa
Allen, the technology teacher is participating as well. The Cathedral of
St. Raymond School is in Joliet, IL. We are fortunate to see all four seasons.
Temps can get up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the Summer and -30
degrees Fahrenheit in the winter.
to the 4th graders means a group of
people working together, and it is interesting for learning because other
people in a community can teach you. Teamwork isn't just a skill kids use for
learning in school, it is also something we use in our daily lives.
Mrs. Allen can be found on
Twitter and Skype at: tdallen5.
We live in Macomb, IL in the United
States. Our Latitude and Longitude is 40°
27' 33" N / 90° 40' 18" W
A community to us means people joining together, getting along, and helping each other. It is interesting for learning because you get to interact with others to create new ideas and grow together. Teamwork isn’t just a skill kids use for learning in school, it is also used for projects and for building friendships and trust.
St. Paul is Loving, Caring, Catholic, Nonjudgmental, Enthusiastic, Welcoming, Awesome, Fun, and Smaller. At St. Paul we Get along, Work across grade levels, Have fun, Have great teachers, and Use Sportsmanship. Our Monster body part is the body. The body of our monster is oval, holey, fat, purple and neon green, hairy, tough, moley, spiky, slimy, sparkly, and scaly.
Ms. Cody's 6th grade with Liz, pre-service teacher, St. Paul School, Macomb, Illinois
We are Mrs. Witten’s third grade class.
We have 22 students, 11 girls and 11 boys.
We go to Lincoln School in Macomb, Illinois.
We live in the mid-western part of the United States of America.
Our latitude/longitude is 40 degrees N by 90 degrees W.
A hot summer day in July can climb to 100F and during a freezing
blizzard in January it can get as cold as -60F with the wind chill.
So you can see that our climate has a huge range.
Community to us means where
people live together and meet each other.
The people can work together or play together and it is
interesting to us because everyone is different.
Teamwork isn’t just a
skill kids use for learning in school, it is also a way of helping each
Our class loves to use hand gestures to help us learn.
We make big hand gestures and mirror our teacher.
We work in partners a lot and teach each other.
Our focus in class is reading to learn as much as we can and respond
what we have read. We try to
with what we read to our own experiences.
Mrs. Witten's 3rd grade, Lincoln Elementary, Macomb,
We are from Mt.
Erie, Illinois. We have a small class.
We have 15 students (8 boys and 7 girls).
Our school only has 79 students in Kindergarten through 4th
grade. We are a smart class
who works hard every day to make good grades.
We are usually well behaved. We are from a farming community. We
grow many crops including: corn, beans and wheat.
live in a rural area and are surrounded by nature and gravel roads. Our
parents and teachers encourage us to do our best and make good grades.
We are told that success comes
in cans not in can’ts.
We are excited to be in this project.
Thank you for letting us describe the nose
We are excited to be in this project.
Thank you for letting us describe the nose
Mrs. Shelby's 4th grade, Mt. Erie, Illinois
Average Temperatures- It is in the 90s during the
summer and gets down to 0 and below in the winter. We have very humid
summers. Our school district is in a rural area and is a
consolidated district. Our students are looking forward to their
first year participating in this exciting opportunity. Miss Hechler's class would like the iPod. Mrs.
O'Neal's class would like the earrings.
Miss Hechler's class: A Community to us
means a bunch of people living and working together and it is
interesting for learning because we learn more together than separately.
Teamwork isn't just a skill kids use for learning in school, it is also
a skill we use in sports and real life.
Mrs. O'Neal's class: A Community to us
means the people who live and work around us and it is interesting for
learning because we can learn more from each other! Teamwork isn't just
a skill kids use for learning in school, it is also a way to get more
done than we can do on our own.
We are the Brainwaves, second graders
from Columbus School in Bridgeport, CT. Our teacher, Mr. Greenberg, is a
magician. This is our fourth time participating in the
Monster Project. We love projects, blogging, making videos, (including stop
motion animation and green screen) and we especially love to Skype.
This year we have already Skyped with Canton, IL, Argentina, Guatemala, Canada
and Indonesia! Call us. (bobg007)
Mr. Greenberg's Brainwaves - www.thebrainwaves.us
| A Community
to us means caring, sharing, helping, and learning and it is
interesting for learning because it is fun to learn new things.
Teamwork isn’t just a skill kids use for learning in
school, it is also a skill we will use our entire lives.
Here is a link to a Glogster
poster we made about our school and our town:
Latitude: 37° 16’ 31”
N Longitude: 107° 52’ 45” W
High Temperature: 85°
Low Temperature: 10°
Our Skype address is riverview9r
Honold & Ms. Kirkpatrick (librarian), grade 2, Riverview Elementary,
We’re at 43°
2’ 35” N / 88° 4’ 44” W OR Latitude 43.0430679 and
To us, a community
is everyone who is included in the group working, learning, and growing
together. Community is interesting for learning because we get to
share what we know and where we go. Teamwork is an attitude
we foster that lets us know that together we can accomplish anything.
This year we are participating in many collaborative
projects to expand our learning outside our classroom walls.
These projects cross all areas of our curriculum and involve students in
World of Learners
33.83*North 116.50* West
A Community to
us means our city, our school and stuff like that. It is interesting for
learning because we get to do stuff in Scouts we don't learn at school. Teamwork
isn't just a skill kids use for learning in school, it is also good when
earthquakes or floods happen, and at home.
Mr. Simonsen's 4th Grade - Gerald Ford Elementary - Indian Wells, CA
Ms Chiang's 1st grade, Stevens Creek Elementary, Cupertino, California.