ePals – Connecting Students and Teachers around the world

I just wanted to share with you all a great website that I came across a while back, it is called ePals.com

In using this website we have come across other home educating families in various parts of the world as well as some other great people to communicate with and share ideas.

ePals is a Global Community of collaborative learners, teachers, and academic experts in 200 countries and territories.

ePals provides Connections to students, classes, and school districts worldwide that are safe and secure.

ePals is the safe and protected solution for linking classes, schools, and school districts globally via ePals SchoolMail, ePals SchoolBlog, and Classroom Match.

ePals Projects:

In the classroom or from home, guide your students’ learning with a global, online perspective. ePals provides learning units, instructional resources, best practices and member-created projects all arranged by topic. ePals teachers help us have the best and most efficient resources available for you to use in your classroom. As well, ePals continuously works with groups of educators to develop collaborative projects that include the following key components:

* Interactive: Students research and share data with global peers
* Cross-curricular: Math, sciences, languages, technology, social and cultural studies
* Inclusive: Projects accommodate multiple learning styles and age range

Some subjects currently being discussed on a global scale include:

Global Warming

People and Culture – The Way We Are.

A Worldwise look at Natural Disasters

& Digital Storytelling

Just to Name a few!

The Adventures of Cuddles the Pawphan – Cuddles New Family

One Afternoon a huggable pawphan was sitting in the shop waiting for a family to Notice him. A family did notice him. He knew he was cute, but he thought the family wont buy me…

He was wrong! the Family thought he was cute.

The huggable pawphan and his new family

The huggable pawphan and his new family

The family bought the huggable pawphan and brought him home. They called him cuddles. His birthday is on the 25th of July and he is one month old.

Cuddles wanted his own bed and the eldest child made a bed for him.

Here is Cuddles reading a book in his new bed!

Here is Cuddles reading a book in his new bed!

Cuddles has 1 pillow, 1 blanket, two books and some toys. He likes his bed very much and loves his new family.

Watch out for more adventures of Cuddles the Huggable Pawphan! – Coming soon!

A Poem by JAHG – At The Beach

At The Beach

When I was walking at the beach I could here…

The sound of crashing waves and lots of seagull’s squawking.

When I was walking at the beach I could see…

Twirling leaves falling from trees and seagulls flying around.

When I was walking at the beach I could smell…

Hot food cooking at the takeaway store and hot chips!

When I was walking at the beach I could taste…

Hot chips with sauce and bread and the taste of water!

When I was at the beach I could feel….

The touch of soft wet sand and the hardness of a shell.

~ JAHG Aged 8