Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hi from the Monhegan School!

Greetings from the Monhegan School!

We are one of the schools that is apart of the Outer Islands TLC project and we have to say... WE LOVE THE TLC! Our school is only made up of three students: an eighth grader, a sixth grader, and a kindergartener! (We are lucky enough to have a school puppy as well!) But with so few kids the TLC project is really important to our school! It is so nice to have other island students and teachers to call our virtual classmates and real life friends! We are just CRAZY about this project!!!

We hope to use this blog to post all of the collaboration we do with the other schools and some fun stuff we do at our school as well.

We thought we would start by just showing you around our school a little! Enjoy...

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Welcome to our blog!

Hi everyone! This blog follows the adventures of the outer islands schools as we start another fabulous year of collaborating, field-tripping, inter-island school visiting, and just generally having a pretty awesome time together.

A little history about us: we are a group of K-8 and K-5 one and two-room island schools who work together using technology and try to see each other as much as complicated island logistics allow. We use private wikis for our academic work like science projects and book groups, but we are starting a public blog to share more of the daily happenings and social events from our schools and communities. We might share weather reports, art projects, video clips, photos from field trips, Halloween costumes, school garden projects, or results from bingo nights. It's hard to say. You'll just have to keep coming back to see what we're up to!

For more information about our project, check out this multimedia introduction below. Click on the play button to start the presentation, and use the arrow keys on your keypad to move through it.