The World's Story is Yours to Tell
I am so sorry about not responding about a time for this weekend, but I didn't see this email. I was having a surprise b-day party for my mother-in-law, so I was running around like a crazy woman. :) I would love to Skype and talk about how things can work. I was thinking of maybe partnering like this...you tell me what you think...
What if your students had 3-4 of my students as partners? They could read the essays and look for different things in each one. This could help you teach the different skills of revision. One time they could look for paragraph structure, then topic sentences, then word choice, and then something else. I know it would be four essays, but that might be a good thing. They could compare and find great ones and not-so-great ones within my students' work. What do you think?
I had a little complication with computer lab dates, but what if we Skyped with the classes one day...like Nov. 3 or 5 to discuss rough drafts. Then, I am having my kids write their essays in Google Docs on Nov. 10th. Your kids could edit that week, and then the next week we could Skype about what they found, etc. What do you think?
I am sorry that it isn't working quite as we had talked at first, but computer lab time is hard to get to right now. If this doesn't work, just let me know. I totally understand.
I am able to Skype tomorrow evening. Just let me know what time. I am very excited as well! Did you get my list of fairy tales?
I am a little scattered right now, so I just would like for us to nail down a timeline and get some ideas down in concrete, so that we both can finish planning. Sound good?
Please forgive me for last night. I had an allergic reaction to something and broke out in hives...probably too much information for ya, but I didn't want you to think I just skipped out. I had to take Benadryl nd Zyrtec, which totally knocked me out. I am SO sorry! I am not a flaky, forgetful type of person, and I feel horrible!
I will be available this evening again, if you are. If not, is there a time this weekend that might work for you? I am SO sorry!!!
I think it is totally fine for my kids to edit something different, and that might help them anyway. What I have done in the past is have all the kids create a Google Docs account and shared a practice "Who am I?" paragraph with thier new partner. Then, they can respond on their own time. Then, we share the papers and go from there. The kids aren't allowed to use their full name in the Google Docs user account for safety reasons.
Hope this helps, and let's see about getting together again. Again, I hope you can forgive me.
Yes. I can Skype my time 4:00-4:30. Will that work for you?
I am central time. It is 12:50 right now.
Oh, okay, perfect, so just a one hour difference then. See you on Skype at 4ish your time. What is your Skype name?
Amanda McIntosh said:I am central time. It is 12:50 right now.