Mrs. Fraher gives our class a lot of chances to collaborate with other students. We collaborate with different students within our class. It is fun to learn from others because everyone thinks differently. Collaborating makes learning fun! We have learned how to write better, explain ourselves better, and comprehend what we learn better. A lot of what we have learned can’t be tested using a multiple choice test.
We learned that collaboration relationships require give and take, learning doesn’t just come from books, and there are no boundaries when it comes to collaborating.
We collaborate with other classes at our school. We work with Mrs. Shamhart’s first grade class in reading, Mrs. Rivera’s second grade class in math, and Mrs. Goucher’s class in science. We have met a lot of different students at our school that we would not have met if it wasn’t for collaboration. When we walk around school we get to wave to them and know that we learn from them and they learn from us.
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The cool thing about collaborating and the technology we have is that we can also collaborate with students from other countries. We were email buddies with a class in Port Lincoln, Australia and collaborated with Mrs. W and Mr. Davo Devil from Tasmania.
We also get to collaborate with other kids at other schools in Apache Junction and around the United States. We are going to meet Mrs. Moore’s class and Mrs. Hamman’s class at Four Peaks Elementary, and we are writing to a class in New York- Mrs. Delace’s Class. For the whole year, we have been buddies with Bensesa School in Nairobi, Kenya. We have learned about different cultures and have found out that we are a lot alike, too. We are starting a new collaboration with Mrs. Murphy’s class. We will be blogging buddies with them and also participate in a Flat Stanley project.
Did you now that you can collaborate with people from all ages? Mrs. Fraher likes to invite community members and experts to collaborate with us. This shows us that we can learn from any age and that people in our community care about our learning.