Sherlock Bones helped Fairley Elementary School second graders foster collaboration and creativity.
Students in Barb Mosny’s classroom constructed the monster with various crafting materials as part of the recent interactive videoconference, Monster Match Collaboration 2016.
Once their monster was created, students worked together to provide a detailed description of the process so their partner school in Holland Patent could attempt to replicate Sherlock Bones.
Mosny’s students then followed written instructions from the Holland Patent second grade class to recreate that monster.
During the videoconference monster reveal, students shared observations about both of their monsters and noted similarities and differences.
They also asked one another questions about the monster-making process, their schools and community.
The Fairley/Holland Patent Monster Match was facilitated by Melissa Daniels, Distance Learning Coordinator at the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation.
Daniels, who also served as the state Monster Match project coordinator, said out of 78 monster connections across the state, 15 were within Oswego County classrooms.
The videoconference project also hit the following Common Core standards for students in grades kindergarten through three:
comprehension and collaboration, presentation of knowledge and ideas, text types and purposes, production and distribution of writing, key ideas and details, and range of reading and level of text complexity.