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Myanmar

Sara Stoolman and John Doerfler, 3rd grade, Yangon International School (YIS) Yangon, Myanmar
16 degrees North, 96 degrees East
-- Temps: Highs: 90 degrees F- 110 degrees F Lows: 61 degrees F- 72 degrees F

Seasons:
June-September have heavy, monsoon rains
October-January are the coldest months ranging from 61-72 degrees F
March-May  are the hottest months ranging from 90-110 degrees F

1.  We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we are different but sometimes we can be the same. We have one big world community with a lot of different people in it with different languages and cultures.  We all have different ways to get to school, but we all go to school. We all have houses with communities to help each other. A global community is like a big family. 

2.  If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be a flashlight because if it is night he can see using his flashlight.  Maybe his finger or his eyes could be the flashlight to help him see better.  His flashlight can scare people on Halloween.

  About our class....
--We help each other solve problems and help each other work.
--I think our classroom is like a community because we share, help, and learn together.
--Teamwork is our skill when we work together and share our ideas.
--Our class always tries their best and never gives up.
--Our class is very awesome!

School web: http://www.yismyanmar.com/ -- Skype: Seriously13  

Applications on the iPad: Monster Hunt, Wicked Camera, Alien Invasion, Monster Truck, Haunted House, Spooky Birds, Monster Mash Music, Talking Skeleton, Monster Firefox


Taiwan

Mr. Dziedzic’s 1st Grade, Kang Chiao Bilingual School, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Latitude: 25° 03'N -- Longitude: 121° 30'W
High Temp: 33 °C (91 °F) in July -- Low Temp: 12 °C (54 °F) in January & February

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we share ideas with people we've never seen before.

If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be teleportation because he could use it to meet people around the world.

If the passport is still available, we would like that. We can't wait to get started!

Web Site: http://qs-classweb.kcbs.ntpc. edu.tw/eweb/?home=jenniferY_JD (in Chinese, sorry)

 

 

Russia

Mrs.Kazakova’s  Class, 4th grade, Abanskaya School 3 – Aban, Russia

Hi from Russia!
We are from Siberia. Our town is
300 km. from Krasnoyarsk, a great Siberian city.
We are pupils of the 4th grade. Our new school was opened on the 1st of September, 2008. It is beautiful and large. Our school has approximately 500 students. Some of our favourite sports are football, skiing, skating, and volleyball. Our school offers a wide range of subjects. Our favourite subjects are Sport, Maths, English and IT. We also enjoy spending time with our friends. We like to go out with them during school holidays.

Our students are interested in what schools are like in other countries. We want to improve our English. We enjoy Internet projects and are looking forward to this great project.
Best of luck to everyone!

 

Our class teacher is Mrs.Tarasevich and her skype is – tlv20091.
Hello! We are students of the 6th grade. We study at a secondary school 3 in small town Aban which is situated in East Siberia, Krasnoyarsk territory. Our territory is famous for its beautiful nature and frosty winters.

We like our school and one of our favorite subjects is English. Our hobbies are volleyball, skiing, roller skating, surfing the net, dancing and playing musical instruments. 5 students of our class study at musical school (piano, accordion, and guitar) lots of students go to sport school (volleyball, boxing, skiing)

Girls go dancing for 4 years. Boys like wood crafts. We like to have parties at our classroom and every year we have Halloween party with a new monster.

Our Monster – 2010 is still living in our classroom. We are going to make a friend monster for it this year. We would like to make friends with classes around the world. Our blog is http://welcometoaban.blogspot.com

Our school site is www.abanschool3.ucoz.ru

Have a great time during the project!

 

Canada

Ms. VanMaarion and Mrs. Quance -- Grade One  (we have a class of 40 grade one students, 2 full time teachers in a team teaching environment) Iron Ridge Elementary, Blackfalds Alberta, Canada
High Temperature in the summer +28 degrees Celsius,
Low Temperature in the Winter (Dec-March) -40 degrees Celsius!!!
website/blog:  [http://www.irec.wolfcreek.ab. ca/JVanMaarion/
]http://www.irec.wolfcreek.ab. ca/JVanMaarion/    this will link to our
blog which is in the process of being created. The picture we have attached is our class on "Green Dress-up Day!"
Sincerely,
Ms. JoAnne VanMaarion

 


Watch our Global Monster Song videos on the Stories and media page

Nathalie Roy - grades 5 (9-10 year olds).  We live in Kanata, Ontario, Canada.  We are situated at: 45° 25' 0" N / 75° 42' 0" W

We have 4 seasons that are very different.  In Canada, we use the metric system which means we use Celsius.  In the summer temperatures are in the high 20s - with a lot of humidity.  In the winter we can get as cold as -25 - + the windshield factor.  Our weather is somewhat similar to northern Michigan... maybe a little colder.  

This project will be perfect for our class as there are monsters everywhere!  Our classroom has a monster theme! We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are Global, everything changes because:

  • you get to see new things
  • you get to make new friends in interesting places , with different languages, customs and cultures

If our monster could use any kind of technology, it would be... because...

  • tablet - it would be easier than using a mouse
  • Game Console -he could play with you when your parents don't want to
  • Cell phone - he could call his friends from all over the world
  • computer - he could play online games with his monster friends
  • radio - he could keep you updated on the latest news
  • TV in his stomach - you could watch your favourite shows in his company

Our school website can be found at:  https://sites.google.com/a/ ocsb.ca/mmeroy/ -- I have 2 twitter accounts: a class account and a PLN account:  @mmeroy (class)  @nathalier71 (pln)

 

We live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  We are a grade 2 class at Harold Hatcher Elementary School.  Our teacher is Ms. Nairn.  Our longitude and latitude is 49.8833 N, 97.1500 W.  Our high temperature in winter (December-ish) -23 C (-9F) and in the summer (July-ish) is 26C (79F).

Our teacher rocks!  We have a map of the world and a map of Canada that we use to search for different places that we connect with.  We have tables not desks in our class.  There are 23 of us.

(1) We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we learn new things and it is fun.

(2) If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be computer  because  he could find music to dance to, learn something new on the internet, go on youtube and watch a haunted vide, go on Skype and talk to his friends, play games, play minecraft, he could connect with his Goblin friends to tell them that it is Halloween, we can visit websites.

Blog: www.talesfromgrade2.blogspot. com Skype: georgette.nairn
Twitter: @georgettenairn

 

Hi we're from George Lee School and are in reading groups with Ms. Brown. We're in grades 4-6 and not all in the same class. We're really excited to be part of the Monster Project because we're never worked on a collaborative project before. We're also going to start blogging for the first time so keep checking our blog for new posts. We'll be posting writing and information about the books we're reading in our groups.

Kimberly Brown, Teacher
George Lee School, Saskatchewan, Canada
http://www.classblogmeister. com/blog.php?blogger_id=73127

 

About Our Class: We will have fun making the monster.  We are a grade 1 class.  We go to Bernie Wolfe.  We have 8 boys and 11 girls in our class.

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because… there are people we don’t know and other kids we can learn from. 

If our Monster could use any kind of technology it would be an iPod touch because you can do almost anything with it.

If our Monster could use any kind of technology it would be a DS so they would have something to play. 

Ms. Matsumoto’s Grade 1, Bernie Wolfe Community School, Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada | smatsumoto@retsd.mb.ca
http://www.missmatsumotoclass. blogspot.ca/  | @matsumotoclass

 


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 fifth monster from Mr Humble’s Class.

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).

Latitude - 54.3556 N, Longitude -2.7628 W  

This photo of us was taken last week when we went on a four mile hike in the pouring rain to see our hero Bradley Wiggins compete in the Tour Of Britain Cycle Race … we got very wet as you can see. If any other monster makers want to get in touch and maybe have a game of Internet Chess with us, email Mr Humble now on jhumble@st-oswalds.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Hello from Ms. Morris’ Class 3 at St. Oswald's School in Burneside, England! There are 23 of us in Class 3 aged between 7 and 9. Latitude - 54.3556 N, Longitude -2.7628 W -- We are really looking forward to the international monster project this year and hope you like our description of one of the monster's eyes!

Hello from Miss Allder’s class! We are Class 2 from St.Oswald’s School in Kendal, UK. We are a class of 26 children and we are aged between 5 and 7. We loved taking part in the Monster Project last year and are very excited about getting involved and designing the nose this year. 

We just nose you are going to like it…!

Nose description: Long, purple pointed nose with massive, hairy nostrils and lots of red spots. The nose also has lots of disgusting, green snot dripping out of it.

Thanks, Kimberley Allder | Web: http://www.st-oswalds.cumbria.sch.uk  

 
Monster Hunters!

 

We are Class One at St Oswald’s CE Primary School in Burneside, Cumbria, England (Latitude - 54.3556 N, Longitude -2.7628 W) We are the Reception class which means we are all 4 years old and have just started school. Our teacher is Miss Smethurst.

 We like to play all day, even in the rain (and it rains a lot here in Cumbria). It is warm and sunny in the summer (and rainy too) and it sometimes snows in the winter (when it’s not raining!).

 At home and school we learn and play and share. By communicating with other children across the world, we find out more about other people in other places. If there are any other 4 year olds out there, we would love to get in touch by email ( csmethurst@st-oswalds.cumbria. sch.uk ) to let you know all about our school and country and find out about yours. We are looking forward to making our monster.


North Carolina

We are Mrs. Berkman's 5 Core Connections classes of 5th graders at Voyager Academy - 105 kids in all. Core Connections is an informational reading and writing class with a lot of technology and hands on project time! We will be building 5 monsters using the part descriptions this year. Voyager Academy is in Durham, North Carolina, USA and is located at  35.9939° N, 78.8989° W. We've been doing a lot with latitude and longitude because we've been tracking Hurricanes and Tropical Storms in the Atlantic Ocean. Our average High Temperature in the summer is 87° F and our average Low Temperature in the winter is 27 ° F. 

We use ClassBlogmeister and this will link you to our main page:  http://classblogmeister.com/ blog.php?blogger_id=149466 We would love to connect with new friends around the world!

 

 

Hello! We are Mrs. Baker's 4th grade reading class 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 a small class of 6 students.  Mrs. Baker teaches 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade reading classes.  Because she teaches all three grades, she sees a smaller number of students.  In our other classes, like math and science, we have around 25 students.  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, everything changes because...... there are a bunch of people who bring different experiences and knowledge.  We can take that stuff and learn a lot more from each other.
(2) If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be ......a robot because ...........it could do stuff for the monster and they can hangout together and be cool friends!

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

 

 

Connecticut

The Brainwaves are second graders in Bridgeport, CT USA. Some of us were born in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Our favorite subject is gym and our favorite super hero is Spiderman. 

Our teacher, Mr. Greenberg is a real magician. No kidding. He really is. - Our Classblogmeister page - brainwaves.us  

 

 

Florida

Mrs. Gail Voyles, 2nd Grade, Saint Edward's School, Vero Beach, Florida, United States of America -- Latitude: 27.6N  Longitude: 80.4W, Average High Temperature: 82 F Average Low Temperature: 62 F

We’re very excited to join The Monster Project this year.  I’m sorry that I was not included in the photo.  I didn't realize that you wanted the teacher in the picture until after we'd made a trek down to our dock to take the picture.   I can send another including myself at a later date, if needed. With great anticipation, Gail Voyles -- Web site: www.steds.org

 

California

Hello Fellow Monster Makers,
We are 120 sixth grade science and math students at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School in LA Quinta, California Ours is a harsh environment in the summer. It is regularly over a 105 degrees Fahrenheit, 40 degrees celsius, this time of year.

The challenge we have chosen is to explore mathematical connections within the Monster Project experience. We are beginning by estimating size, area and perimeter of monster parts. As the project continues we will be looking for additional math connections. 

Mr. Simonsen and the 6th Grade @ Paige.

 

 

Mrs. Chiang is a first grade teacher, one of 6 teachers here at Stevens Creek Elementary participating in the Monster Project. We live in Cupertino, California, United States. Our highest temperatures during June and July can reach 110°F or 43°C while in December the temperatures drop to the 30's, we don't get snow here.

Cupertino is a diverse community to live in with many different cultures and languages. We enjoy learning about everyone! 

Lastly we are not allowed to show student faces online so we are working on finding a creative way to post a class picture :)

 

Wisconsin


See their Smile Box video on the Stories and Media page

Kylie Daemmrich, Fourth Grade, St Mary's Visitation Parish School, Elm Grove, Wisconsin.

We have 26 nine and ten year old 4th graders this year at St Mary’s Visitation School, seven are girls and nineteen are boys!  This is the second year we are building a monster and we’re focusing on incorporating math concepts while we build. 

Our latitude is 43◦2’35”N (43.0430679) and our longitude is 88◦4’44”W (-88.078978).  Our school is located in a suburb of Milwaukee.  Milwaukee’s average high temperature is 80◦ and the low is 16◦.  We have four seasons and are just now changing from hot and wet summer months to cool and dry autumn months.  We have summers off at our school. 

If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be an iPad because our school just got iPads for each teacher and a cart of 30 to be used by a whole class.  We’re very excited to begin using this in our classroom and know our Monster will be excited too. 

E-mail kdaemmrich@stmaryeg.org
| Blog http://smv421.edublogs.org
Website https://sites.google.com/site/ smveg421
Classpage http://yourclasspage.com/ 2627827057/kdaemmrich.html
Skype smv421 -- Twitter kyliend

 

Louisiana

Tina Fink, 5th grade math & science, Our Lady Queen of Heaven School in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

You can find us at 30.12 degrees N Latitude and 93.22 W Longitude.  Our summertime average high temp. is about 98 degrees.  It gets really warm here. 

1.  "...but when we are global, everything changes because we are different cultures sharing all of our different ideas with one another.

2.  "If our monster could use any kind of technology it was use a robot because robots would help him get good ideas and help him build stuff. We're enjoying low humidity and a cool front with a temperature of  about 82 degrees.  Our winters are mild, but can get as low as the 20's. Web - olqhs.org

 

Maine


See their Monster Writing Book on the Stories and Media page.

Stephanie Finley’s 4th grade, Brixham Montessori Friends School, York, Maine:

Longitude/Latitude:  43.147271,-70.679778
Maine High Temp: 105 deg. f.
Maine Low Temp: -50 deg. f.

  1) We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because......there are multiple people working together with different abilities and talents.
2) If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be ......the ability to move in place and speak  because .......... it would seem more realistic and scary.


Ma
ssachusetts


See their Monster Tour of Marlboro, Massachusetts on the Stories & Media page

Maureen Gibbons’ 3rd Grade, Jaworek Elementary School, Marlborough, Massachusetts
Latitude: 42.37N -- Longitude: 71.53W -- Population: 28,499 (2010 Census)

Marlborough has always been a prosperous and industrial town. In the 19th century, there were shoe factories. Technology has been a big enterprise beginning in the late 20th century.

The third grade class in Mrs. Gibbons’ room is looking forward to our participation in the Monster Project. This will be our first time. We have enjoyed previewing the pictures and videos from all over the world of previous monsters. Jaworek Elementary school is located in Marlborough, MA, in the United States of America. Our latitude/longitude is 42.37N/ 71.53 W. Our summer record temperatures reached 100 degrees F in June and  14 degrees F in January. We had a mild winter and hot summer in 2012. Today, on the last day of summer the temperature is 67 degrees F. Most of us prefer the hot weather to the cold weather, but we wish that we had air conditioning on the really hot days we are in school. Our third grade class has 23 students with 12 boys and 11 girls. We were born in the USA, India, Brazil, and Columbia. We all like pizza, but we hate liver.

 When we are local we can play with friends in our back yard, hug a neighbor’s little baby, share a cup of sugar from our next door neighbor, go to friend’s house after school, go to church, gymnastics, soccer, baseball, and hockey practices.
When we are global we might have to wait until someone wakes up to call them on the phone, or Skype. We might have to ask a friend to help us translate a language. We would travel in a car, boat, airplane to visit.

 If our monster could use any kind of technology, it would be a … computer because you can play games with it and do other things like skype.  Ipad because then I could play games and talk to people, it’s a computer on the go, and it has reading and contacts. DS because we could download games to play all of the time. Xbox because I have lots of games for it. GPS because it makes finding places easy.

 Our web address is: http://teacherweb.com/MA/ Jaworek/MaureenGibbons
Thanks for thinking up such a Magnificent Monster Project!

 

New Jersey

Hi! We are the students from Ms. Halbert’s 3rd grade class.  We are 7-9 years old.  Our school is J. Fithian Tatem Elementary School in Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA. Haddonfield’s location on the earth is 39N and 75W.  Our temperature ranges from 15-100 degrees.  We have a blog called 3H Quest at Classblogmeister. http://classblogmeister.com/ blog.php?blogger_id=316581 Our Skype address id is HMHS08033.  We are called the 3H Crew and have a class pet, a blue Beta fish named Coco.  Every day in our class we have the “3H News Break.” We celebrated International Dot Day and made a slide show for our whole school to see. (you can see it too on our blog) We have a “living room” in our classroom with couches and a big chair.

We are local when we learn and share at home but when we are global, everything changes because we can learn things about other people’s cultures like how they live and how they are different and similar to us.  Because we are sharing our work with the world, we need to make our work the best it can be.

If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be a computer because the Monster could:

Google things to find answers Do art using art programs
Skype with other monsters Watch videos
Create a monster game Send emails to monster friends
Get smarter by going to learning sites Visit eboards and blogs
Read books Buy things if its mother or father approves

 

 
 Joanne Broekamp-Hall - 2nd grade class would like the necklace as their part.
Randall Carter School  --  Wayne, NJ

 

New Hampshire 

Our classroom nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Right outside our window is Canon Ski Mountain. Students, all 100 of them, come from three local towns, Franconia, Sugar Hill, and Easton. We are the only fourth grade class at Lafayette Regional School and have 11 students (soon to be 10 students). Inside the classroom students are busy building, creating and contributing to the global world

We are constantly being monitored by the "heads" of the past three year's monsters which hang in the room.  This year they are eager to start many different projects such as the monster project and the global peace movie.   In the winter our entire school goes skiing, snowboarding, winter fun and cross country.  Outside of school the children spend time in the woods exploring the wilderness and the world around them.  We hope to develop many friendships around the world and promote peace this school year.  Come join our learning journey!  Email or skype us and tell us about your world and your adventures.  We love to try to skype at least ten schools from the monster project this year.  Can't wait to see everybody's monster.

Garret Ferguson, 4th Grade Teacher, Lafayette Regional School http://mrferguson2012.weebly. com/
email:  gferguson@lafayetteregional. org | skype: lafayette41

 

 


Missouri


See their Monster Hunters video on the Stories and media page.

This is Jenny Kopp from the Miriam School in St. Louis, MO.  My students are eagerly working on their introduction video, but I know we won't be finished with that until next week. I wanted to email you the rest of the information in hopes we could get our selected monster part.  Some of the requested material will be added to the video.  

Jenny Kopp: Teacher 6-7 grade
St. Louis, MO 63119, USA
website: https://sites.google.com/a/miriamschool.org/miriamteachers/room-7
twitter: MiriamRoom7
blog: http://miriamrm7.edublogs.org/

 

 

photo

Miss Huseman's Fourth Grade class from Eugene Field Elementary School. Hannibal, Missouri   
You may also email us at mhuseman@hannibal.k12.mo.us

 

 

 

Illinois

Mrs. Kern’s 4th grade class (and Mrs. Rush, pre-service teacher from WIU)

We are all very excited to be participating in this year’s Monster Project.  Our school is West Prairie North Elementary in Good Hope, Illinois, U.S.A.  Our latitude/longitude is 40 degrees 32' 5'' N, 90 degrees 35' W.  We are in McDonough County and the Population is 32,582.  There are ten cities and towns that make up our rural county:  Bardolph, Blandinsville, Bushnell, Colchester, Good Hope, Industry, Macomb, Prairie City, Sciota, Tennessee.

There are nineteen students in our class, six girls and 13 boys.  We live in a farming community and are a very small school.  Our building has 120 students from preschool through fourth grade.  We are in the Midwest and our climate is temperate and the area we live in is part of Tornado Alley.  Our temperatures range from above 100 degrees F to 10 below F.

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL; everything changes because we are all connected throughout the world through the world wide web.

If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would use a Laptop so that we would be able to ask it to look something up on the Internet.

Lynn Kern – Skype:  lynn.kern4th – email ei-rush@wiu.edu

  

Mrs. O’Brien & Mr. Dickinson - 4th Grade - Westview Elementary School, Canton, IL
United States of America -- Latitude 40.558 N, Longitude -90.035 W
High/Low Temperatures: Record High/ of 106 & -30 degrees Fahrenheit. Our 4th grade class has 25 students with 13 boys and 14 girls. Our favorite subjects are science, computers, and Phys. Ed. We also love to read all kinds of books!

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because... We can interact with people from different countries. People speak different languages. We don’t listen to the same music, eat same food, watch same TV/movies.

If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would  be…. A computer so our monster can interact with other monsters. A cell phone so our monster could call his/her friends. An XBOX 360 so our monster can play video games by itself and with other friends all over the world.

Website: http://tinyurl.com/obrien4th


Miss Stickelmaier and Mrs. Young, Third Grade, Canton Westview Elementary, Canton, IL, United States, 40.5581 N, 90.0350  W, 76/44 degrees Fahrenheit.
Our third grade classroom has twenty four students, who enjoy reading, are very talkative, and love to have fun!

1) We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we learn and share with people from other countries and cultures all around the world.

2) If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be the Internet so he could meet people (and monsters!) from different places across the world.

Blog: http://kidblog.org/MissStickelmaier/
Wiki: stickelmaierclass.wikispaces. com
| Email:  ka-stickelmaier@wiu.edu

 


See their Dr. Evil video on the Stories and Media page.

Miss Ewing and Mrs. Brakenbury, 4th Grade, Central Intermediate School, Monmouth, Illinois

Latitude: 40.91 N, Longitude: 90.64 W
Average High Temp: 84 degrees Fahrenheit -- Average Low Temp: 30 degrees Fahrenheit

We learn a lot in our classroom. We are nice and friendly. We have the best teachers, and they tell funny jokes at the SMART Board. We are looking forward to the Monster Project because we like using technology, meeting new friends, and making art! In our classroom we speak English and some of us even speak Spanish, too! Email us or send as a video to say "Hello!" sometime.
If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be an iPod so he could always have music to dance to. He could have music for every mood. If he is happy, sad, angry, or in the mood to eat kids like us! Oh, no! Maybe we should try to keep our Monster happy!

Twitter: @MrsBrakenbury  e-mail: so-gehring@wiu.edu - School Webs: http://www.central.mr238.org/

 

Ms. Gallico’s 4th Grade - River Valley School - Lemont, IL - Latitude/Longitude: 41.6736 N, 88.0017 W High/Low Temperature: 90/20F - Skype: Rebecca.gallico

Our Class is creative, so funny it's scary, exciting, respectful, awesome, friendly, awesome teacher, we ROCK!, all young adults, prepared, very imaginative, get into a lot of mischief, talkative, magical, funky.  We always have respect for each other. Our class is always very hyper.  Our class is always there for each other. Our class acts like we drink lots of caffeine. I love about our class that we are all friends. I love that we have lots of fun in class. I love our at school family.  I love our teacher.

(1) We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because... It is all around the world and local is just nearby around you. When you we global, we are far apart and in different countries. We have different cultures, foods, languages and traditions. If our monster was in a local setting, he could use the surroundings around him with his family and friends. If he was in a global setting, he could bring a sub or a translator with him to learn other languages and cultures in other countries.

(2) If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be ...... because ...........
Computer because he will know how to look up words he does not understand, Google stuff and play games. DSI to entertain himself.  I-phone to communicate with others, to keep him busy, and to prank call people to scare them (he needs to call his friends—he will have a lot of friends.) Kindle because he needs to read every night like we do in our class.

River Valley web: http://www.sd113a.org/
 

Ms. Meyer’s 4th Grade - River Valley School - Lemont, IL - Latitude/Longitude: 41.6736 N, 88.0017 W High/Low Temperature: 90/20 F 

(1) We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because... education is part of one's culture and we learn from others' perspectives and experiences. 
(2) If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be .. an iPad. 

River Valley web: http://www.sd113a.org/

 

Ms. Lulek’s 4th Grade - River Valley School - Lemont, IL - Latitude/Longitude: 41.6736 N, 88.0017 W  High/Low Temperature: 90/20 F 
Our class is great! We have an awesome teacher. We are the class at the end of the hall. 

(1) We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because... our world is one big melting pot with many diversities.  
(2) If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be an iPad because we could research and play games.

River Valley web: http://www.sd113a.org/

Ms. Thonn’s 4th Grade - River Valley School - Lemont, IL - Latitude/Longitude: 41.6736 N, 88.0017 W High/Low Temperature: 90/20

Our class likes to laugh and have fun while learning. We are a goofy, talkative bunch but we also work hard and learn every day. We are so excited to receive adjectives from kids from other countries and to try to create their vision.

(1) We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because people from different countries may have different traditions and cultures. It is important that we learn about other cultures so that we can understand each other and be accepting to all people.
(2) If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be a Nintendo DS because they are fun to play with and our monster likes to have fun!

River Valley web: http://www.sd113a.org/

 

Mrs. Raymond's 4th grade - River Valley School - Lemont, IL - Latitude/Longitude: 41.6736 N, 88.0017 W High/Low Temperature: 90/20 -We are a 4th grade class in Lemont IL which is a southwest suburb of Chicago.

1.      We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we can learn about the different thoughts, ideas, and experiences of people whose cultures are different from our own.  

2.      If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be an IPad because then the monster could use it to send Scary Skypes, send letters to “Monster” Clause, play games, and then maybe even destroy the Earth!

Mrs. Raymond's Web

 

Mrs. Boyce's 4th grade - River Valley School, Lemont, IL -
 Latitude/Longitude: 41.6736 N, 88.0017 W  - High/Low Temperature: 90/20
http://www.sd113a.org/

 

Ms. Cikowski’s 4th Grade - River Valley School, Lemont, IL  
Comments about our class: Our class has 33 students:  19 girls and 14 boys. We LOVE to have fun together. One of our favorite things to do is READ!

Ms. Cikowski’s 4th Grade Class Monster Answers
(1) We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we are able to learn about things and people from all over the world. We also can share things about ourselves, and where we come from.

(2) If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be  an iPad! We think it would be easy to carry around, and the Monster could play fun games on it! Body Part:  EARS (We will be joining Mary Hately, and Angela Thonn’s class from River Valley -- http://www.sd113a.org/  

Hello! We are writing from Westgate Elementary School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA.  We are multiage first and second grade classrooms.  Our latitude/longitude is...42N 88W.  Today it is 79 and sunny!

We are very close to Chicago!  We are multiage first and second grade partner classes.  We do lots of learning together.  We have worked with schools from around the world before, but this is our first time doing The Global Monster Project and we are so excited to have the WINGS! 

Mrs. Kleist and Mrs. Wasik  
http://westgatema12classrooms. weebly.com/

 


Mrs. Molskness

The Team: Mrs. Molskness Homeroom and Mrs. Gambino's Homeroom 4th Graders ; Mrs. Allen, moderator; and Mrs. Latz, monster creator helper!

Our school, Cathedral of St. Raymond, is located in Joliet, IL, USA, about 45 minutes south of Chicago.  The location on a map is: Latitude: 41.53 NLongitude: 88.11 W.  The average high temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low temperature is 15 degrees Fahrenheit

  We LOVE to Skype!  We are smart, energetic 4th graders who are very excited about this project!    We have lots of ideas of what the monster should look like, but we are more excited to create the monster.  

We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we have more people to share and interact with.  If the monster had technology, it should have an XBOX360, a Wii system, a laptop, an iPad, a Nook, and an iPhone.  Mrs. Allen would rather have an Android phone!

Look for our Voicethread in the next few weeks about us!

Our school website is www.csrn.org.  Mrs. Allen's school blog address is http://csrncomputers.blogspot.com.  Her twitter and skype id is: tdallen5.

Mrs. Allen -- See their Voicethreads on the Stories and media page.


Mrs. Gambino

 

The St. Paul Kindergarten and 6th grade classes from St. Paul School in Macomb, Illinois are teaming up to do the Global Monster Project. St. Paul School is located in west central Illinois (40.4592N and 90.6717 W) and is a community of 20,000 people. We are the only Catholic school in our town - school population is 138 in kindergarten through 6th grade. The kindergarten class and 6th grade class partner throughout the year on many projects. 

Our community is agricultural with corn and soybeans being our main crops. We have Western Illinois University and Spoon River College in our town. People from all over the world come and study here. We also have one hospital and several factories. Our town consists of farmers, college students, professors, and working families. We celebrate four seasons in west central Illinois. The average temperature in winter is 30F and summer 88F. We feel safe in our local community. People watch, out for one another and we are proud to be from a caring community. 

We feel we are local when we learn to share at home, but when we are global, everything changes because global is worldwide. It includes countries we know little about and areas of the world that are new to us. In order to be a global community we need to learn more about all areas and people of the world and respect who they are and the way they live. We believe we are all God’s children and we should love one another. 
If our monster could use any type of technology, it would be twitter, iPads, Skyping, and email. These types of technology would help our monster keep us, our parents and our friends across the world up to date on what is going on in our classroom. Plus we would be up to date on what is going on elsewhere in our world- making us more global!!


See their Monster Poems and Cookbook on the Stories and Media page

Mrs. Nation’s and Mrs. Oursler’s 4th Grade classes with WIU student Amanda Friel

We are very excited to be participating in this year’s Monster Project and look forward to creating an interesting monster.  Our school is West Prairie South Elementary in Colchester, Illinois, U.S.A.  Our latitude/longitude is 40.4 degrees N, 90.8 degrees W.  We are in McDonough County and the population is 32,580.  There are six towns that make up our school district:  Blandinsville, Good Hope, Sciota, Tennessee, Fandon, and Colchester.

There are thirty-one students in our class, 15 girls and 16 boys.  We live in a farming community and are a very small school with an enrollment of 163 Pre-K through 4th Grade students.  We are in the Midwest and enjoy four seasons of the year- spring, summer, winter, and fall.  Our temperatures range from above 100 degrees F to 10 below F.

Maureen Nation – Skype:  maureen.nation1 – Email: nationm@westprairie.org

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Andrew Fehrenbacher’s 4th and 5th Grade reading and writing -- Churchill Elementary, Oswego IL

Seasons:  
June-October: These are the warmest and driest months of the year. Temps can reach 100 degrees and there are usually only low averages of rainfall. We occasionally experience droughts which are periods with no rainfall. This is not good where we live since the majority of Oswego is farmlands. 

November- February: The coldest months of the year with temps ranging from 35 degrees F to -10 degrees F. Snow accumulation can reach over 2 – 3 ft. during this time. It begins to get dark earlier around 4:30-5:00 p.m.

March-May: Temperatures begin warming average temp is between 50 – 70 degrees F. Flowers begin blooming and the sun starts to stay out longer. There are also periods of heavy rain during this time.

1.  We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything changes because we get the opportunity to share ideas globally and learn from different schools and cultures. Global learning is awesome because we get to see how different schools solve problems which helps us in turn solve ours.

2.  If our Monster could use any kind of technology, it would be a flashlight because if it is night he can see using his flashlight.  Maybe his finger or his eyes could be the flashlight to help him see better.  His flashlight can scare people on Halloween.

About our class....
--We help each other solve problems and help each other work.
--I think our classroom is like a community because we share, help, and learn together.
--Teamwork is our skill when we work together and share our ideas.
--Our class always tries their best and never gives up.
--Our class is very awesome!

 

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