Thursday, March 16, 2006

Wisconsin History Mystery- DETAILS

KUSD registrations ONLY at this time. State-wide requests will be accepted 3/27-3/31.

Dates: May 1-12, 2006 (5/5 NOT AVAILABLE)

KUSD registrants-BEFORE EMAILING REQUEST please discuss with your building participants and determine the preferred date and connection times as a group.

Daily connection times:
1) 9:00am-10:00am
2) 10:30am-11:30am
3) 12:00pm-1:00pm
*** used ONLY if more than 3 classrooms are participating 4) 1:30pm-2:30pm

Participating buildings will have equipment 1-2 days MAX. (depending on how many register).
Specify a central location for equipment set-up.

To register- please email Joan Roehre with the following information:

School name:
School phone:
Number of participating teachers:
#1 date choice:
#2 date choice:

Teacher 1 name:
Teacher 1 connection time:
Teacher 1 email address:

Teacher 2 name:
Teacher 2 connection time:
Teacher 2 email address:

Teacher 3 name:
Teacher 3 connection time:
Teacher 3 email address:

Teacher 4 name:
Teacher 4 connection time:
Teacher 4 email address:

Please include name and email of any building-level support to be included in future communications:

Please note that every effort will be made to accomodate your requests. Your patience, support and enthusiasm for this project is MUCH appreciated :-)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

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Friday, March 10, 2006

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

The funniest, most engaging Read Across America EVER!

How does toilet paper tie in to Read Across America?

It all makes sense when a class from Texas starts their RAA connection by telling us that the most common place they all read was... in the bathroom :-) When they determined this- they decided to begin their presentation with a mini-science lesson "What happens AFTER you read and flush?" After a moment of "getting in to costume" (which really meant draping themselves in toilet paper) they explained to our Stocker Elementray students the process of sewer pipes and the journey to a water treatment plant. Then- a brief overview of the purification process- water gets re-admitted to a nearby, large body of water. For the kids in Texas- the Gulf of Mexico. For the kids in Kenosha- Lake Michigan.

After the fun and VERY informative intro- the kids took turns presenting their RAA program.

Knowing Wisconsin is a large manufacturer of paper products- I followed my hunch and took it to the internet only to find out that Wisconsin is home to the nation's top 3 toilet paper manufacturers: Charmin, Northern & Cottonelle! Add to that- the #1 toilet mfg- Kohler Corp. AND Glade Air Freshener (SC Johnson Wax)!!! WOW – and people just think we’re a bunch of cheeseheads!

Following presentations- we shared our newfound facts with the students from Texas- and wrapped up an amazing RAA session! Which is too bad- because the kids were really "on a roll!" ( I HAD to add that)

Many thanks to teachers Alicia Kerr, Meg Fisher and Library Media Specialist Susy Siel for a wonderful reading, science and geography experience!

Happy 101st Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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