Grades: Pre K–3 ■ October

Two classrooms will pair up and each class will create a monster using materials from the approved materials list. The class will write a description of the monster and send the description to the partner class. Each class will recreate the monster based only on the written description. The classes will connect to compare their recreated monsters with the original monster.


Kristin Edwards 315.963.4465 | kedwards@CiTiboces.org

Grade: 4 ■ November

Students in fourth grade will connect through a four-way videoconference in four separate regions of New York State. Students will be presented clues and information from geography, history, economics, and current events in relation to their region. Each participating classroom will conduct a presentation and provide clues about their region. The goal of the project is for participating students to make inferences from the clues provided by the presentations and determine which region the others are from.

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Bryan Olson 716.672.4371 x2033 | bolson@e2ccb.org

Grade: 2 ■ November

Two classrooms will pair up and each student will create a disguise for a turkey from an approved materials list. The class will choose which turkey will be caught. Next the class will create clues and a turkey grid and send the information to its partner class. The classes will connect through videoconferencing to figure out which turkey got caught.

Susan Neale 516.608.6639 | vcservices@nasboces.org

Grades: Pre-K-1 ■ December

Two classrooms will pair up and students will compare what they see and experience within their local communities and create a class book or poster. The book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, will be used as the model. Each student will also create a puppet of his or her favorite animal in the story and share it with the partner class.

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Carrie Oliver 716.376.8270 | coliver@caboces.org

Grades: Pre-K-3 ■ January

Two classrooms will pair up and each class will read the story The Mitten before the videoconference. The class will use mitten cut-outs to create a mitten with animals. Each class will learn about each animal in the story and write clues about each animal. The classes will then connect though videoconference to have the class guess which animal the other class has hidden in its mitten by the clues given.

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Amy Keesey 315.433.8332 | akeesey@cnyric.org

Grades: K-2 ■ February

Students will connect to share math activities and discuss the book about the 100 Days of School (read prior to connection). The 100 Days of School Collaboration allows Kindergarten through Second Grade classrooms to celebrate 100 days of school by collaborating through distance learning! Students will be excited to participate in a math collaboration that includes Math, Reading and Writing. The collaboration has been authentically aligned to NYS Common Core Math and ELA standards. Each grade level will have a customized connection with differentiating options.

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Doreen Pietrantoni 585.249.7221 doreen_pietrantoni@boces.monroe.edu

Grades: 1-4 ■ March

Two classrooms pair up for each session and each class will read the story Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie de Paola before the videoconference. The class will use the potato template to create a potato man or woman. The class will write a description of its potato man or woman and send it to the partner class via email. Each class will recreate the potato man or woman based only on the written description. The classes will connect through videoconference to compare their recreated potato people with the original.

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Amy Keesey 315.433.8332 | akeesey@cnyric.org

Grades: 4-6 ■ March

Mad Libs is a phrasal template word game where one player prompts another for a list of words to substitute for blanks in a story. These word substitutions have a humorous effect when the resulting story is then read aloud. The classes will connect through vc and each group will ask for the parts of speech missing in the stories and then read the story with the words offered by the partnering class.

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Kristin Edwards 315.963.4465 | kedwards@CiTiboces.org

Grades: 1-4 ■ April - May

This project provides an opportunity for students to make a videoconference connection with students of other member schools who have signed up with the project. Students begin by reading the book, Flat Stanley. Then they make paper “Flat Stanleys” (or pictures of the “Stanley Lambchop” character) and keep a journal for a few days, documenting the places and activities in which Flat Stanley is involved.

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Tami Fancher 607.267.7914 | tfancher@oncboces.org

Grade: 4 ■ May - June

Mystery Through History - May

Student Presentations - June

The Erie Canal videoconference project consists of one brief information session for educators, an online learning space filled with resources and communication for educators, and two classroom connections for students. Our classroom connection will educate students as they help investigate a stolen ring mystery and interact with the crime suspects. For the second classroom interaction, classrooms will have the opportunity to create and present an Erie Canal presentation focused on an essential question to other classrooms.

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Doreen Pietrantoni – 585.249.7221 Doreen_Pietrantoni@boces.monroe.edu

Class to Class Collaborations 2019-2020.pdf