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Russia

My name is Julia Karaban. I'm an English teacher. My group of students is from the 6th grade. They are really nice, active and creative. There are only 10 students in the group: we have nice nine girls and one very smart boy. They are 12 years old now. We live in Russia, Siberia. This place is called Khakasia or Republic of Khakasia. We live in a town of Sayanogorsk. We go to the secondary school No. 2 (Sayanogorsk Secondary School No. 2). The weather is rather changeable and unpredictable in our place. We have warm summers ( +25C - +35C) and cold winters (- 15C - -40C).  
Latitude 53° 5' 15 N -- Longitude 91° 23' 58 E

juliakaraban12@gmail.com -- Skype xaksyula

 

Hello,
We are grade 4 students from Kansk, Russia. We study at Lyceum 1.  Our teacher is Ms Golubeva. It is cold here in winter – sometimes about -40C and a lot of snow. In summer the temperature is + 25 - + 28C .  
Latitude -56°12'27''N -- Longitude - 95°42'12'' E

Our blog - http://dave-friendship.blogspot.ru/  --  Our Skype – shemisphere

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we share our experience with the whole world, make new friends and learn a lot about other countries and people! If our class Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be a computer because our class Monster would be able to play games, send e-mails and find new friends.

 

Mrs. Tarasevich's Class: Hello everybody! 
We are the 7th graders from Abanskaya school, Siberia, Krasnoyarsk territory, Russia. We are very active, quick-witted and adventurous, like our teacher. We are doing global projects since our second grade. This will be our sixth Monster. We are looking forward to the collaborating with all the teams of the projects.  We are ready to help those teams who are new this year!   
Latitude 56° 40' 43 N -- Longitude 96° 3' 56 E

Our blog is - http://welcometoaban.blogspot. com   ---   skype - tlv20091

 

Jeremy Dziedzic's 1st grade - Kang Chaio Bilingual School - Taipei, Taiwan
latitude 22.9 N - longitude 120.2 E  -- jeremy@kcbs.ntpc.edu.tw 


Israel

Peta Tikva, Israel. Amir Elementary School. Vered Razon's Special Needs class. Ages 6-12.
Latitude: 32° 05' North -- Longitude: 34° 53' East

Photos- http://amir.tikshuv.org.il/mod/lightboxgallery/view.php?id=1378

School web - http://amir.tikshuv.org.il/ -- razon_mvdd@yahoo.com 

 

Myanmar

Ms. Jessica Charvat, Our Grade: 3 -- Yangon International School, Pun Hlaing Campus
Latitude:  16  54  N  --  Longitude:  096  11 E
High temperature:  37 degrees Celsius  -- Low temperature:  18 degrees Celsius

  Hi everyone, we are 3rd grade students from YIS (Yangon International School).  There are 5 students in our class.  Our teacher’s name is Ms. Jessica.  We love her a lot!  She is very kind and generous. Some of the people in our class are Chinese, some of us are Burmese, and some of us are American.  We have Myanmar, Chinese, Korean and Thai students in our school.  We have a big playground at the back of our school.  We learn science, reading, writing, ICT, library, Myanmar Studies, art, music, math, PE (Physical Education) and social studies in our class.  We have pen pals in New Hampshire.  We love our pen pals.  We love science, too.  We will make a monster at October!  We mostly always have wonderful days at school!  Myanmar is special for jade and rubies.

Fun Fact:  There is only one boy in our class.

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are global everything changes because…
-We are sharing with people around the world, and people around the world share with us.
-We can learn more about people we don’t know.
-We can learn from each other and make new friends.
-We can learn what other people’s communities are like and also help them.  The can help us, too.

 If our class Monster could use any type of technology it would be a jumbo jet because our monster could take us to visit people all around the world.  Our monster could visit all of the other monsters from the project. 

jcharvat@yismyanmar.com

 

Sara Stoolman, 3rd grade -- Yangon, Myanmar - Yangon International School
18 Students - Assistant Teacher: Ms. Sandi
Latitude: 16° 46' North -- Longitude: 96° 09' East
Skype: Seriously13

 

 

Sweden

Hello. Saman and Sara are main teachers of 4A. We coordinate and support our 23 pupils school work as well as their participation in Monster 2013. Our pupils are age 9-11.

  Our school is Lövgärdesskolan which is situated north of Göteborg in the suburb Angered in Sweden.

Look at latitude 57.816601 and longitude 12.041702. Our temperatures are between -25 and +35 degrees Celsius. Our school page is found at http://tinyurl.com/swedenABC

  We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we don’t have to do everything by ourselves - when we help each other all goes easier - teamwork. Also monster helps us learn about toher cultures. It is a fun to work with people from other contries.

  If our class Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be the use of glass, iron, wood and paper.

 

(4B) Lövgärdesskolan school in Sweden.
Hello…
About our school, look at the description for 4A.

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we get nervous to met other children in other countries, we will become a bigger class. We will talk in another language. We can not talk Swedish as no one would understand.

If our class Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be a mobile phone so he can to talk to other monsters.


Lövgärdesskolan school in Sweden.
Hello.  Raul and Stellan are main teachers of 4C. We coordinate and support our 23 pupils school work as well as their participation in Monster 2013. Our pupils are age 9-10.
About our school, look at the description for 4A.

  We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we will work with different schools and we will compete with each other We must also write in English. We will be able to show our work with pictures and movies, to the other schools pupils.  We can maybe skype with them.  Cant we come and visit you?  

  If our class Monster could use any kind of technology, it would become a robot that has electricity and it would be able to talk and walk  because it could hunt us. It could also have eyes that are lamps.

stellan@kinberg.net - skype: stellankinberg

 

 

Canada

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Mrs. Sigurdson, Ms. Lakhanpal, Mrs. Pfob, and in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Queen Elizabeth School. Grade 3/4 team.
Global:
We learn new languages.  We can get to learn new ways of thinking. We share with others. We make new friends and learn about new cultures. And see other people’s ideas. We have good conversations. We learn about new places. This can be fun. We learn about unique things. So we can see different monsters

Technology:
-ipad
-coffee maker disappears when turned off,
-Computer-you can message other monsters (communication)
-GPS (help find anything I want)
-Entertain myself when I get bored –IPAD
-teleport to other parts of the world to visit other monsters (APP on ipad)

Calgary:
-We are home of the Calgary Stampede and we hosted the winter Olympics in 1988.
-located an hour away from the Canadian Rocky Mountains
-51 degrees north and 114 degrees west
-we are fortunate to have Chinook wind during our cold weather
-Season varies often - High could be anywhere from 35 C and lowest -40.

We are three classes of grade 3/4s consisting of 62 kids in total. This is our first global project and we are looking forward to having a wonderful time! We found out about this project after reading the book "Thinking Through Project-Based Learning."

School web: http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b227/ -- Latitude 51° N -- Longitude 114° W

 


Hello fellow Monster Makers!

We are a team of five and six year olds from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.  We are in Grade One and our teacher’s name is Mrs. Zealand.  We are proud to attend a school named after our Canadian hero, Terry Fox.  We run for Terry everyday! 

We can’t wait to start our Monster.  We will be sure to share our Monster Making journey with you.

Happy Monster Making!

Email: peggyhamp@hotmail.com -- SKYPE Name - zealandp
Newmarket Latitude: 44.06035 -- Longitude: -79.45579

Our Weather:

 

We are a grade 5 French Immersion class.  This means we are English children learning French (we have most of our subjects in French).   There are 24 children in our class and we live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The latitude and longitude of Ottawa, Canada is:

45° 25' 0" N / 75° 42' 0" W

We are a grade 5 French Immersion class.  This means we are English children learning French (we have most of our subjects in French).   There are 24 children in our class and we live in Canada's National Capital - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

  Il commence déjà à faire froid. We`ve had frost once or twice already!  C'est maintenant l'automne. 

  Our school is a certified silver eco-school -which means we do many things to try and help our beautiful planet. Our classroom is decorated with monsters so this project fits perfectly!

  Nous avons hâte de voir les monstres des différentes classes! 

mmeroy.weebly.com   --  Nathalie Roy -- St.Isidore -- nathalie.roy@ocsb.ca

 

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Delila Heinrichs : We are a Grade 3 class with 23 students. Our school's name is Prince Edward school. It is an awesome school because we have awesome teachers and clubs almost every day! We live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Sometimes it feels like winter never ends, but Winnipeg is still a great city to live in. 

We have a place called The Forks. It is a common meeting area in the center of the city where we gather to celebrate special holidays and events. In the winter, there is even a skating trail on the river!

We are excited to build the monster! Happy building everyone!

 

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Miss Matsumoto's Grades 1 and 2 at Bernie Wolfe Community School in Winnipeg, Canada.

Our class is a combined classroom. We have both grades 1 and 2 in our classroom. There are 18 students. Our city is sometimes hot and sometimes cold. It seems like it is always winter here. We are excited to build our monster out of parts.

Thanks! Stacey -- www.missmatsumotoclass. blogspot.ca

England

Hello from Class 4,  Mr Humble’s group from St Oswald’s School in Burneside England. We are 9, 10 and 11 year olds who are very keen to get going in this year’s Monster Project. This will be the sixth monster from Mr Humble’s Class.   Latitude - 54.3556 N, Longitude -2.7628 W  

You can find out more about us on our wiki (http://humbleclass.wikispaces.org  or our new school website at http://www.st-oswalds.cumbria. sch.uk).

 

 

Hello fellow monster makers, we are Class 3 (7-9 year olds) from St. Oswald's CE School in Burneside, England.

We are very excited to start the monster project and hopefully find some pen pals we can communicate with in a different country. Ms Morris - lmorris@st-oswalds.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Hello from Class 2. We are 5-7 year olds from St. Oswald’s School in Burneside, Cumbria. We are very excited to start monster building with you again. We are also hoping to make some pen pal friends from other countries. We have Skype! Miss Allder – kallder@st-oswalds.cumbria. sch.uk

 

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Miss Smethurst - Class One (Reception) pupils aged 4-5 years - St Oswald’s CE Primary School, Burneside, Cumbria, England

 Our school is in a little village in Cumbria, England (Lat 54.352857 Long -2.762014). We just started school last week and are looking forward to playing and learning together. The monster project will be a good chance to show our skills and learn new ones. -- http://www.st-oswalds.cumbria. sch.uk/

 

We are a group of British children from SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary school. Our family heritage is reflected in our diverse cultures from Congo, Ghana, Uganda, Britain, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Ms Boyd is from South Africa. We are in years 3/4 or 5 but have chosen to do this project with Ms Boyd during out lunchtimes. We are proud to represent our school and take on this challenge and hope to win the competition!

Carl: I like lots of sport and enjoy drawing cartoons. Making a monster is a new idea for me.
Toby: I like sport but also enjoy being creative and using the computer.
Ryan: One of my talents is being creative.
Dylan: I like monsters and reading monster stories - this looks like a fun project!
Andrian: I enjoy being creative and imaginative and using imaginative words in my writing.
Nantheesan: My strong points are in science and computer technology. I am good at paper folding and paper craft.
Eben: I have good ideas for creating and love competitions.
Vince: I usually love football but enjoy taking part in creative activities.
Emma: I like to create and decorate things.
Gideon: I love to play football, but also love art and creating things.

Gillian Boyd -- Acting Deputy Head Teacher -- www.ss-peterandpaul.merton.sch
Cricket Green, Mitcham
CR4 4LA -- Tel: 020 8648 1459

"Learning Together, Achieving Together" - Latitude 51° N -- Longitude 0.1275° W

 

We are Diane Sloan's Class 2 from Rowsley CE Primary in Derbyshire, England. (53.1900 North, 1.6140 West)

Temperature minus 12 to 30 centigrade.
Intro by a team from the class:- We have the age limit from 6 to 9. There are 24 people in our class.
We work 6 and a half hours every day and have three breaks. We start at 9am and finish at 3.30pm.

 When we are Local we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we can get involved with schools all around the world.

 If our monster could use any technology, it would be to answer questions in any language because it would be useful, helpful and fun!

Diane and Class 2  dianes25@rowsley.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Our Class Teacher is Miss Owen and we are lucky to have Ms Perez, Mr Elia and Mr Aggudey as LSA's. Our school icon is an Emu, however our school is located in London, United Kingdom
We are a Year 2 Class at Langbourne Primary and we are 6 and 7 years old. Our School is in Dulwich, South East London, England. We have 28 children in our class. Our class is multi cultural and we have families from many different countries. There are 13 girls and 15 boys in our class. 

At the moment the weather is getting cooler because it is Autumn and our school is busy planting flower bulbs ready for Spring. During Winter we do not get much light, it is dark when we come to school and when we leave. We sometimes are lucky enough to have snow. Our Summer can get warm and we enjoy the sun when it appears. 

This is our first ever year to join the monster project but we are very excited and enthusiastic at the thought of making a monster and being connected to children from all around the world

This is our school website: http://www.langbourneprimary. co.uk/

 


Massachusetts


Hello Terry Smith and Monster Project Classes! 
We are a class of fourth graders at Jaworek Elementary School. The boys outnumber the girls, two to one. There are 7 girls and 14 boys in our class. Our teachers are Mrs. Gibbons and Mrs. Federico. We can speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, Malayalam, a little German, Greek, and Czechoslovakian. For fun we speak Pig Latin. We like to learn about other countries and planets. We wonder if there is life on other planets. Maybe next year, an alien from space could join the Monster Project.

Marlborough’s latitude is 42.3458 degrees N and our longitude is 71.5528 degrees W. It takes about 45 minutes to drive a car from Marlborough to Boston on the East Coast. Our summer temperatures can reach the high 90s, and we can go a few degrees below 0 in the winter. This week we have enjoyed pleasant temperatures in the high 70s to low 80s during the day, cooling down to about 50 degrees late at night. Based on our City of Marlborough 2010 census, we have rounded our population to about 38,000 people. Marlborough covers 22.2 square miles. 

When we are local we visit our friends, neighbors, and families. We walk to school, ride the bus, or carpool. We buy our groceries at places like Price Choppers, Wegmans, the Food Pantry and local farm stands. We do a lot of the same things on weekends. Some of us have chores like raking leaves, taking out the garbage, washing dishes, and vacuuming. We play a lot of sports like soccer, football and basketball. We also play video games, go shopping at the mall, and practice Teck Deck and skateboarding tricks. We like to visit friends, run in races and one of us does homework.

When we are global, we send emails to people who are sleeping when we are going to school. Technology helps us to talk to people at all different times of the day. We will learn about other languages, holidays and cultures. We already noticed that some schools use the Metric System for measurement and others use the US Customary System. We use 21st century technology when we use iPhones, iPods, Nintendo games, tablets, and computers. We can Skype to see and chat with other classes and email each other with pictures and videos.

We look forward to seeing your monsters!

 

North Carolina

 

Hello! We are Mrs. Banghart and Mrs. Baker's 4th grade classes at Valdese Elementary School in Valdese North Carolina, United States.  Our latitude and longitude are: 35.7406N, 81.5633W.  The high temperatures around here are usually in the 90's but because of humidity, it feels much hotter!  The low temperatures around here are usually in the teens and twenties.  But it has been colder than that before.  We are two classes of 24 students in each class  Our school has over 400 students. We are really excited to participate in this project and getting to know more about our other monster makers!

 (1) We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, see our movie….
(2) If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be ......an ipad because ...........this device has so many different kinds of technology that you can use it for just about anything.

Our Class Website: http://www.burke.k12.nc.us/schools/ves/cbaker/Pages/default.aspx
Mrs. Baker's Skype address: christina.baker177   

 

 

Cheryl Davis' 4th Grade - Forrest W. Hunt Elementary - Forest City, North Carolina, United States
35 degrees 18' N -- 81 degrees 51' W

High and Low temperatures for October= 86 degrees F and 43 degrees F

Our class meets once a day for 45 minutes during our extra reading time to work on higher level reading material. We are a group of fun, energetic and creative kids that are so excited about the global monster project.

Our Blog: http://kidblog.org/ MrsDavis4thGrade/author/ c2f4119a-72e9-4ede-b820- 9519cb4d2462/

 


 

Idaho

Hello from Blackfoot, Idaho!!
We have been browsing the Monster Project web pages for the past couple of weeks and are interested in participating in the Project this year.  My name is Mrs. Orton and Mrs. Parker team teaches with me 27 fourth graders.  We teach at Groveland Elementary School in Blackfoot, Idaho, USA.   
We are found on Earth at latitude 43.1900° N, longitude 112.3461° W.  
Our temperature ranges between 97 degrees and -20 degrees.

Our school is one that is 3 miles out of town.  We are the Groveland Bears and our school is fun.  We have nice teachers and a great principal named Ms. Silzley.  We have a cool fish tank at our school.  We like to watch the big fishes when we wait in line for drinks.  We have a gym at our school, a lunch room, a great playground with football field, baseball diamond, basketball courts and a soccer field.  The school building is old and has been remodeled a lot.  It is still a nice one.  There are 2 classes at each grade level and the grades are 1-5.

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL everything changes because we are all different in what we do. If our class Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be an iPhone because it could be used to communicate with other monsters.

We are looking forward to 21st Century skills this year and are very excited to begin the year with the Monster Project. Thanks for organizing and facilitating this project. Sincerely, Mrs. Orton / Mrs. Parker

http://docs.d55.k12.id.us/groveland/groveland.htm

 

 


Illinois



Hello!  We are the fifth graders at Gale Elementary School.  There are three sections of us, 58 students in all.  Mrs. Rush is our monster-making social studies teacher.  Last year, she, along with her cooperating teacher, Mrs. Kern, and her West Prairie North, fourth grade students from Good Hope, Illinois created an amazing monster, Mr. J.T. Puvuvled.  This year, she and her fifth grade students at Gale are looking forward to working together to build a spooktacular 3-D monster.  Gale Elementary School is in Galesburg, Illinois, U.S.A. and is located at 40.9522° N, 90.3686° W.  Galesburg’s population is roughly 32,000 and we are approximately 200 miles (3+ hours) southwest of Chicago, Illinois.  Our average high temperature in the summer is 85°F and our average low temperature in the winter is 32°F.  We are eagerly anticipating making new friends around the world, as we build our monster.  It is our hope to connect via skyping, and emailing, with as many participating monster makers, as possible.

We live in the Midwest region of the United States.  It is very flat here and good for farming.  Illinois is the number one pumpkin producer in the U.S.A., and, is also one of the largest corn producers.  We have three lakes in Galesburg, and we also have lots of trains.  Our city is a major railroad hub.  During the summer, we celebrate our railroad community by having “Railroad Days,” a carnival, with street vendors, railroad displays, races, and other sporting events.  Our school is amazing and we all love it!  Close to 400 students attend Gale.  We have students from kindergarten level up to fifth grade and most grades have three sections per grade level. 

       We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because......
- we are united as one, and are connected with people from all over the world;
- we learn about people and things around the world;
- we meet others from around the world and make friends;
- we share with everyone which helps us to be a better community;
- when we are global, we are everywhere and we are working together;
- we share and learn different cultures, which helps us to get along better with others.  
- when we work together, it makes us feel special knowing that we are making a difference and helping others, and learning many other cultures.

       If our class Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be ......
- A giant iPhone5 and an iPad because our monster would like to be able to do many things, like call, text, Skype, play games, and party with monster friends all around the world! 
- A hover craft because they are AWESOME!!! And our monster could fly! 
- A backpack that would turn into a jetpack, ice cream generator, a.c. unit, and a hologram projector, that produces an unlimited supply of candy! 
- A food making machine/robot so that any kind of food you want, the robot could make it
 

Please Skype and/or email us and tell us about yourselves, what you are learning, and how your monster is coming along. 
                               
email:  erush@galesburg205.org - Mrs. Rush’s Skype address:  ellen.rush111

Ms. Gallico - Grade: 4th  - River Valley  Elementary – Lemont, IL, USA
Latitude/Longitude: 41.6736◦ N, 88.0017◦ W
-- High/Low Temperature: 90◦/20◦
Website: River Valley web address: http://www.sd113a.org/

Ms. Gallico’s school address: http://www.sd113a.org/vnews/display.v/TP/502bdc50cdba1?cssfile=/teacherpages/Spring/default.css

Skype: Rebecca.gallico

Learning Global means to go to museums and learn interesting facts about history. Reinact things we have learned in school by learning and acting out cultures. Learn different languages. Being able to take pictures or videos to get real life experiences.

If we could use any type of technology it would be:
- an I-pad mini to play games and download learning apps. He would be able to use the internet so that he can look up information.
- A calculator so he can do fast math.
- A camera so he can remember what he has seen.

 

Dena Shaw’s 2nd grade.  Hi!  We are SO excited about creating the Monster this year!  We are a 2nd grade class at Astoria Grade School in Astoria, Illinois.  We are located at 40.2275° N, 90.3578° W. In January, our average temperature outside is 30 degrees.  In July, it is 75 degrees, according to http://www.areavibes.com/astoria-il/weather/.

Our class has 7 girls and 5 boys.  We all live in Astoria, but our teacher, Mrs. Shaw lives in Cuba, IL.   There are two 2nd grade classes in our school building and most of us have been together since preschool.  We like to play outside and have fun.  We also like to read.  We are working hard at the beginning of our school year.  

-          We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because everyone in the world is involved and that is a lot of people!

If our class Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be iPads because they are so cool and have lots of fun apps.  We love them!   http://astoria.fulton.k12.il.us/Elementary/1314events/2Shaw.html 

 


We are Miss Cawthon's 4th grade classes at St. Francis Solanus School. We are from Quincy, Illinois in the United States of America. We have two 4th grade classes at our school, and Miss Cawthon teaches both classes Social Studies. Our classes are filled with 25 students ages 9 - 10. We are a Catholic School with students in pre-school through 8th grade. We are located at 39.93 degrees North Latitude and 91.38 degrees West Longitude. We live right next to the Mississippi River, one of the longest rivers in North America. We have cold winters (about 25 - 30 degrees) and hot summers (85 - 100 degrees). It snows in the winter and we have humid, sticky summers.

In our free time, we enjoy playing sports like football, baseball, volleyball, and gymnastics. Our school day includes math, social studies, science, reading, english, and religion classes, Each week we have P.E., music, art, and computer classes. We go to Catholic mass twice a week and get to plan our own masses throughout the year.

1) We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we get to meet new people from around the country and learn how their lives are similar and different from ours.

2) If our class Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be a cell phone because it could download apps to call and text its friends and maybe even teleport

jaclyn.cawthon@gmail.com 

 

Hello! We are Mrs. Breheny's Kindergarten and Mrs. Cody's 6th grade students of St. Paul School, Macomb, Illinois. Helping us also is Brianna Martin, a preservice teacher from Western Illinois University. We have teamed up once again to do the Global Monster Project and are looking forward to creating an awesome monster! 

St. Paul school is located in west central Illinois (40.4605N and 90.6740W). Our community consists of about 20,000 people. Our school has an enrollment of 176 pre-K through 6th grade students. A little more information about school – we often incorporate technology in our classroom such as Smart Boards and iPads, we have an awesome girl and boys basketball team, volleyball team and we are the only Catholic or parochial school in our town! 

Here in Macomb, we are mostly a farming community. We are the home of Western Illinois University and Spoon River College, thus our community consists of college students, professors and many others who make this a great community! In the Midwest we have four seasons of the year – spring, summer, winter and fall. Temperatures range anywhere from 100 degrees F or above in the summer to -5 degrees F or below in the winter – one extreme to the next! We are excited to begin! 

 

 

Hello, we are Ms. Moran’s 7th and 8th grade class. Our class is made up of 6 students. We are excited about working as a team to create our class monster. We are located at United Junior High, Monmouth IL

Latitude and Longitude: 40.9117° N, 90.6444° W 

The warmest average month in this area is July. The average temperature in July is 86 degrees. The coldest average month is January. The average temperature in January is 16 degrees. 
As a class we answered the following questions. 

-We are Local when we learn and share at home, but when we are Global; everything changes because we share ideas with others outside of our area. 
- If our monster could use any kind of technology it would be an Xbox, a DS, a computer and a Fiat 500 because he could use the controllers of the Xbox to control other monsters.  He would use the DS for transporting messages to people.  The Fiat 500 would transform into a robot suit for him. Finally, the computer will be used by the monster to jump into so he can escape and transport.  

Thank you for allowing us to participate in this activity. -- Ms. Moran’s class

 


Homecoming Hat Day: All of the 4th grades at Canton Westview Elementary - Canton, Illinois

 

Greetings from Canton Westview School!! We are a spunky 4th grade class from Canton, IL, USA!!

A few things about Canton: We are from a rural town of about 15,000 people in west central Illinois. There are lots of things to do in Canton, we have parks, a skate rink, a waterpark, a bowling alley and every year we have a town wide celebration called Friendship Festival!!

A few things about our class: There are 24 students in our class: 13 girls and 11 boys. Mrs. Pritchard is our teacher, she is pretty cool. We also have Miss Pennington; she is a pre-service teacher from Western Illinois University helping in our classroom this fall! Some things about us are that we like to play all kinds of games, anything from board games to video games! We also like to play outside, some of us like playing sports such as American football or just being outside enjoying the weather.  Latitude: 40° N, Longitude: 90° W

Some things we want to learn from you are: What is day to day life like? What kinds of clothes do you wear? What do you do for entertainment?
MM-Pennington@wiu.edu


Mrs. O'Brien and Ms. Chavez, preservice teacher: We live in Canton, IL, a small, rural town in Central IL.  

Latitude:
40°33′28″N - Longitude: 90°2′3″W

Our temperatures vary depending upon the season.  Winters can be as cold as 20 below zero (Fahrenheit) and summers can be as hot as 110 degrees Fahrenheit.  Right now it is Autumn and our temperatures range from 50-80.  The trees are all beginning to change colors.  Soon the leaves will begin falling. 

Our classroom is filled with zebra stripes and bright colors (pink being the teacher’s favorite). 

1. We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we learn about other customs and cultures in addition to our own.  Now we have dreams of some day traveling to these other countries to meet new friends. 

2. If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be a very high tech iPhone, time traveling, super speed, flying machine with buttons to turn it into anything the Monster wanted.

Class webpage:  http://www.cantonusd.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=499&Itemid=69

e-mail:  mobrien@cantonusd.org  i-chavez2@wiu.edu -- Skype name:  mobrien242000

 

Hello, we are a 4th grade class at Westview Elementary in Canton, Illinois. There are 22 bright wonderful children in our class with an amazing teacher, Heather Medina. I am the pre-service teacher, Meagan Mojica and I am looking forward to making this monster year a great success.

  Skype: Mrs.heathermedina

 


Mrs. Gambino & Ms. Howe & art teacher Mrs. Latz - 4th grade -Cathedral of St. Raymond School 
Website is www.csrn.org.  Mrs. Allen's school blog address: http://csrncomputers.blogspot.com.  
Twitter and Skype id is: tdallen5. -- Email tallen@csrn.org  - Joliet, Illinois

 

 


Massachusetts

Maureen Gibbons’ 4th Grade, Jaworek Elementary School, Marlborough, Massachusetts

We are a class of fourth graders at Jaworek Elementary School. The boys outnumber the girls, two to one. There are 7 girls and 14 boys in our class. Our teachers are Mrs. Gibbons and Mrs. Federico. We can speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, Malayalam, a little German, Greek, and Czechoslovakian. For fun we speak Pig Latin. We like to learn about other countries and planets. We wonder if there is life on other planets. Maybe next year, an alien from space could join the Monster Project.

     Marlborough’s latitude is 42.3458 degrees N and our longitude is 71.5528 degrees W. It takes about 45 minutes to drive a car from Marlborough to Boston on the East Coast. Our summer temperatures can reach the high 90s, and we can go a few degrees below 0 in the winter. This week we have enjoyed pleasant temperatures in the high 70s to low 80s during the day, cooling down to about 50 degrees late at night. Based on our City of Marlborough 2010 census, we have rounded our population to about 38,000 people. Marlborough covers 22.2 square miles.  

      When we are local we visit our friends, neighbors, and families. We walk to school, ride the bus, or carpool. We buy our groceries at places like Price Choppers,Wegmans, the Food Pantry and local farm stands. We do a lot of the same things on weekends. Some of us have chores like raking leaves, taking out the  garbage, washing dishes, and vacuuming. We play a lot of sports like soccer, football and basketball. We also play video games, go shopping at the mall, and practice Teck Deck and skateboarding tricks. We like to visit friends, run in races and one of us does homework.

      When we are global, we send emails to people who are sleeping when we are going to school. Technology helps us to talk to people at all different times of the day. We will learn about other languages, holidays and cultures. We already noticed that some schools use the Metric System for measurement and others use the US Customary System. We use 21st century technology when we use iPhones, iPods, Nintendo games, tablets, and computers. We can Skype to see and chat with other classes and email each other with pictures and videos.

We look forward to seeing your monsters!

Our web address is: http://teacherweb.com/MA/ Jaworek/MaureenGibbons

 

 

Pennsylvania 

Miss Boles’s fourth grade class attends Erdenheim Elementary School. We are located in Springfield Township, Montgomery County Pa.  We are in the Eastern time zone at 40 degrees latitude (Fun Fact: this is the same latitude as Bursa, Turkey!) and -75 degrees longitude. It has an average elevation of 174 feet above sea level. In the winter, our average temperature is 35 degrees C. In the summer our average temperature is about 86 degrees C. 

If you go onto the site, www.sdst.org and check out the teacher’s sites, you will find ours! Erin thinks that she is the most awesome person in the world. We have nine boys in our class and 11 girls. Miss Boles is a girl too. We have stuffed animals in our classroom. One of them, the bull, just returned from the emergency room. We are a fun class and we cannot WAIT to get started.  

We are Local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we get to know other people and cultures. If our class Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be an iPhone or android because we want the monster to be able to text, play games, and talk to his mommy. Thank you!

 

This is Miss McFarland’s, fourth grade class. We are the most awesome class at Erdenheim Elementary School and we are so excited to make a huge, crazy, scary, fun, playful and 3-D monster!

We are located about 16 miles from Philadelphia, PA. Some exciting things you can see and do there are the Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Zoo (the oldest zoo in America), go to the Eagles, Phillies and Flyers game. It was home to the first White House. We also have the best cheesesteaks and soft pretzels in the world!

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are global everything changes because there are more people to talk and share ideas with and we get to learn about different cultures.

If our monster could use any type of technology, it would be:

1.    IPAD so it could play games and music

2.   Computer so it could play and talk with other monsters online

3.   Teleportation so it could go into the future and bring back lots of wacky things, such as a Nike Elite phone

4.   IPhone so that it could talk to his monster friends
5.   Pizza making oven so it could have a pizza party with his monster friends and because it is yummy!

 

We are Mrs. Dallinga’s class from Erdenheim Elementary, Springfield Township School District. We are located 40 degrees N and 75 degrees W.  We are in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, in the suburbs. We have twenty students in our fourth grade class. Most of us are nine years old.  We like to play outside, draw, read, and partner up.  Many of us like Gym as our favorite special subject.

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are global, everything changes because:

-we all work together
-people in different countries speak different languages, so we have to work harder to understand each other.
-we can share our ideas.

If our class Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be remote control cars because it could move around.  Also, magnetic hands, so it could grab things.  It would have a jet pack, so it could fly.  It could use a computer chip to make it smart. Also, it could use robotic wings to make it look like it was flapping.

Our class website:  https://sites.google.com/a/ sdst.org/dallinga/home/

 

We are Mrs. Meyer’s awesome fourth grade class from Erdenheim Elementary! We are located in Flourtown Pennsylvania in the USA at 40 degrees north and 75 degrees west. In our class, we have 22 friendly and energetic kids - 11 boys and 11 girls. We love to read and do math, and we love fun projects. We’re very excited to use our creativity while doing this Monster Project!

We live close to historic Philadelphia where the US Constitution was written and the Liberty Bell lives. There’s a lot to learn at all of our wonderful museums, or you could visit Valley Forge for a taste of history. The Philadelphia area is also known for its yummy food, like our world famous cheesesteaks, warm soft pretzels, refreshing water ice, and sweet Hershey’s chocolate. Our class is also a fan of all of our sports teams – Phillies (baseball), Eagles (football), Flyers (ice hockey), 76ers (basketball), and Union (soccer).

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are global everything changes because we can learn about different countries and their cultures. This will help us to be able to respect differences when we meet new people from around the world.

If our class monster could use any kind of technology, it would be an iPad because it could be used to control our monster. We could program it to search out our monster’s prey. Or it could be used to take pictures, facetime other monsters, or play our favorite monster music.

 



California 

Mrs. Odom's second grade class is from Majestic Way Elementary school located in sunny San Jose, California. The average annual high temperatures here are 71 degrees and average annual low temperatures are 49 degrees. There are 23 students in our classroom, twelve boys and eleven girls. 

We are excited to join this global project. One reason is that our community is incredibly diverse and we understand and experience the benefits of working with people from different cultures. Our classroom alone has nine nationalities including Chinese, European, Hispanic, Korean, Vietnamese, Asian Indian, Filipino, Cambodian and African-American. 

You can visit our classroom website on http://bit.ly/mrsodom or brand new blog at kidblog.org/MrsOdom-3 . We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because it allows us to communicate with children from around the world and make new friends. If our monster could use any kind of technology it would be an iPad because iPads can do a lot of things like take pictures, listen to music, you can draw on it, and play games.

Latitude: 37 N -- Longitude 122 W

 

Colorado

Hello fellow monster makers! We are Ms. Superty’s awesome sixth grade class at Wilmore Davis elementary school. We have thirteen girls and ten boys in our class. All together there are 23 kids. Our school is 34,000sq feet. Also our school has 348 students! We are located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Wheat Ridge is a suburb of Denver that was named for the golden ridges of wheat noted by the passing travelers in 1859. During the gold rush we served as a rest spot for miners headed to mountain gold camps. Wheat Ridge was at one time the largest producer of carnations in the world, and is known as carnation city. This great city was incorporated in 1969. Wheat Ridge encompasses 9.5 square miles. Wow! I never realized how small this city is! Our precipitation is 12.6 inches per year and we average 53 inches of snowfall. 

You might be seeing a lot about our neighbors on the news due to the recent flash floods.  Luckily we did not experience the extreme flooding in our city, and we were extremely happy to see the sun shining today!  We look forward to interacting with you as we make our monster!

Melissa Superty - 6th Grade Teacher - Wilmore Davis Elementary, Wheat Ridge, CO
msuperty@jeffco.k12.co.us  -- https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/msuperty/

 

Louisiana

 

I am Mrs. Tina Fink .   I teach  three 5th grade classes at  Our Lady Queen of Heaven School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. .  We have a total of 64 students.   Here in Louisiana the average temp. can be as low as 32 degrees in winter and a high of 98-100 degrees in summer.  We’re located at 30.22 N. Lat. And 93.21 W. Long.  You can reach us at tfink@olqhs.org  

1) We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because......we all become united as one.

2) If our class Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be a teleporter so he can travel around the world to help anyone in need. 

Our skype:  tfink.olqhs

 

 

New Jersey

Hello! We are the 3H Crew and we want to wish everyone good luck in the Global Monster Project! Our teacher is Ms. Halbert. We are in 3rd grade at J. Fithian Tatem Elementary School.  Our school only goes up to the 5th grade. We live in Haddonfield, NJ and our latitude is 39.9 ° North. Our longitude is 75° West. During the summer, the highs get into the 90s and in the winter, the lows are in the 20s. Our town is close to the city of Philadelphia and about 2 hours away from New York City. Dinosaur bones were found in our town a long time ago. We like many sports like soccer, football, baseball, hockey, swimming, field hockey, kickball, and baseball. We like music, art, and Physical Education. We hope to see your monster soon, and we hope you will like what we create!

We love to Skype! We would love to connect with some other monster building classes!

Skype id: HMHS08033

Blog: http://classblogmeister.com/ blog.php?blogger_id=316581

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything is different because we can find out how other people in the world live and what jobs they have.

If our class monster could use any kind of technology, it would be an iPad because the monster could Skype with all of the other monsters!

New Hampshire 

Mr. Ferguson's fourth grade of 18 children (5 boys and 13 girls) may line up backwards and not wear school uniforms but we are always moving forward toward our goal of being passionate learners. We love love love to read and have set reading goals. Recently in science we had the mission of raising monarch caterpillars and tagging them to learn about life cycles. 

Outside the classroom, our school is nestled in the White Mountains and Mt. Lafayette and Cannon Mountain tower over us as we have recess. (2 times a day baby!) When snow covers the mountains, we disperse from the classroom into the great outdoors.  Latitude 44° N -- Longitude 71° W

For six Fridays our school is going downhill skiing, Nordic, and etc... 
We would love to hear from you. Have fun building the monster. 
Thanks for Listening - Mr. Ferguson

Garret Ferguson, 4th Grade Teacher, Lafayette Regional School, Franconia, New Hampshire
email:  gferguson@lafayetteregional. org | skype: lafayette41

 

Wisconsin


Mrs. Wisneski and Mr. Sackett 6th Grade Classes: There are two 6th grade classes in Catalyst Charter Middle School totally 56 students. Catalyst is a PBL school with an emphasis on STEM/Global Collaboration located in Ripon, Wisconsin, USA.

Lat: 43° 51' 7.254" -- Long: -88° 50' 57.0546"
Skype: Stampcat2
School Blog: http://catalystchannel.blogspot.com/ 
School Website: http://www.ripon.k12.wi.us/schools/catalyst/

 

Mrs Kylie Daemmrich and Mrs Julie Perez’s fourth grade classes of 33 nine and ten year olds are building our fifth monster at St Mary’s Visitation School in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, USA.  You can visit our class blog to see other projects we do throughout the year.  Our city’s latitude and longitude are 43° 2' 35" N / 88° 4' 44" W.

Our class studies math, science, social studies, reading/language arts, religion, art, and computers.  We go to other teachers to learn music, Spanish, and physical education.  Our school is a S.T.E.M. school (science, technology, engineering, and math) and we get to work with field experts several times throughout the year.  We like meeting and talking with students from other schools.

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are global everything changes because…
-our learning moves outside our classroom.
-we meet students and teachers from around our state, country and planet and learn about their cultures.
-we make connections with people and content we can’t make inside our textbooks.  

If our class Monster could use any type of technology it would be a time traveler because he could go to any time in history.  We also think he would use an iPhone 5C to connect with monster friends and learn using educational apps.

Email us at kdaemmrich@stmaryeg.org or jperez@stmaryeg.org if you’re interested in Skyping (smv421) with us or playing chess via email.

 


 

Missouri


See Room 7's Monster Video Drama!

Room 7 has many students from different grade levels 6, 7 and 8,which affects the way we learn. Mrs. Wand likes to teach through creative and fun projects. We use project based learning to learn how to work together. For example, the classroom is working on a garden project. We have a small plot in the Webster Groves community garden where we can learn about plants and will be responsible for planting in the spring. Currently kale, broccoli, pumpkins, collards and pesky weeds are growing in the garden.

  The students in room 7 learn regular school subjects, but also have activities that most schools do not have like hand therapy, sensory diet, and crossing midline. We learn social skills and are grouped into classrooms by our social and learning needs. Room 7 is a community for learning and building relationships. We made a friendship bread mix and shared it with other classes. We work in a bright, cheery classroom and Mrs. Wand tells us that our laughter and smiles make the classroom even brighter.

We are excited to participate in the monster project and hope everyone involved has fun building the monster. We hope we get to know your class throughout the process.

Jenny Wand, Miriam School, St. Louis, MO USA -- 38.6272° N, 90.1978° W
website: https://sites.google.com/a/miriamschool.org/miriamteachers/room-7
twitter: MiriamRoom7 -- blog: http://miriamrm7.edublogs.org/

 

Mrs. Mcguire and Miss Huseman's 4th Grade Monster Makers - Eugene Field Elementary - Hannibal, Missouri

We are the fourth grade students of Eugene Field Elementary in Hannibal, Missouri.  The latitude and longitude of Hannibal, Missouri is:  39° 42' 29" N / 91° 21' 29" W.  There are 20 students in our class; we only have 4 girls and 16 boys!  

At our school we study the “Big 3” which are safe, respectful, and responsible.  We also study the 7 Covey habits to prepare us to be leaders of our world!  Mrs. McGuire is our teacher and Ms. Huseman is our awesome science teacher!  Ms. Huseman is the expert at our school on global projects!  We are looking forward to working on our MONSTER!

 

Virginia

 

Mrs. Keck's 3rd grade, Woodbury Hills Elementary, Danville, Virginia

Florida

Hi we are Ms. Baden’s PreK/Kindergarten class from Lake Asbury Elementary School located in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Our school mascot is Rams. We are a small class of 6 with 1 teacher (Ms. Baden) and 2 assistants (Mrs. Stravato and Ms. Brandau). We are very active and love to work on computers and do hands on activities. 

We are located at 30.052914 degrees latitude and -81.81629 degrees longitude. The temperature here can get into the high 90’s and sometimes can go into the 20’s (though that doesn’t happen very often).

We are LOCAL when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because the world opens up to us.

If our class MONSTER could use any kind of technology, it would be the computer because computers allow us to communicate to others.

 

 

 

 

 

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