Mrs. Wiltse’s Second Graders participated in the Monster Match Collaboration facilitated by the NYS Distance Learning Consortium. The students were paired with third graders at Thornell Road Elementary in Pittsford, NY.
The challenge was to create a monster using a given list of supplies. Next, the class had to write directions for the partner class to follow as they tried to recreate the monster at their school. The classes were then connected via a video conference to compare their recreations. Lively conversation was held as the classes discussed similarities and difference as well as the challenges that each class discovered.
This activity addressed several Common Core Standards in the listening, reading, writing and comprehension areas. The students were highly motivated and enjoyed themselves immensely.