PHOENIX – With Halloween quickly approaching, second graders from Michael A. Maroun Elementary recently participated in a monster-making learning activity.
The Monster Match videoconference connected Phoenix students with second graders from Fonda-Fultonville Central School District and challenged the students to use their communication skills to create a monster.
Each class made a monster out of paper products and other materials and meticulously documented the directions required to assemble it.
Students from the other school then had to re-create the monster using the directions provided.
“This is a great opportunity for our students to learn how to work in groups, how to solve problems and communicate,” said MAM teacher Terri Schneider. “They developed an idea from start to finish and were able to use their fine motor skills, ELA and teamwork to see it come to fruition.”
Students took turns talking about the similarities and differences in their creations and they also talked about their different schools as they got a glimpse into one another’s classroom through the video connection.
The videoconference was a collaboration between the Phoenix Central School District and the CiTi BOCES Distance Learning program.