Thursday, June 07, 2007

Avon Schools DL Program in Teacher Magazine

The Avon Schools and CILC had the priveledge of being featured in the May edition of Teacher Magazine on Using Content Providers. The article was written by Amanda Jones.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Farmer Duck tells his story to Avon East Elementary

The students from Manor Primary School in Ivybridge UK shared a wonderful play titled Farmer Duck. The cast consisted of Farmer Duck, hens, cows, sheep and the farmer. The frustrated duck was concerned that the sleeping farmer was not taking care of the animals and took the farm under his wing by carrying out the farmers chores. In the evening the animals entered the farmer’s house to make them selves at home scaring the farmer from his home. All of the animals were happy with the duck and deemed him head of the farm making all of the animals happy.

The performance was a follow up on a field trip to a local farm. The students shared collages of farms. The efforts by the students were outstanding. They took great care creating the collages especially the sheep made of cotton, pipe cleaners and Q-tips.

Avon is in their final days of school making this the final connection between the classes. We have enjoyed the opportunity for the students to meet online and to have a better understanding of what life is like in their country. We look forward to expanding this partnership next school year.

Manor Primary has been a pleasure to work with. Will Davies the coordinator and teacher from Manor has been great to work with. We hope to do more with his school and expand our partnerships in the future.