Very Virtual!

Welcome to an exciting day in the computer lab!  Mrs. Brooks isn’t here today, but I will still teach you — online!
Really, it will be a regular day in the lab – but instead of my walking around to help you – you’ll see me up on the SMARTBoard while I watch you from my laptop.  We’re going to Skype!!  How cool is that?

Talk About Fun Friday!!

Talk About Fun Friday!! - This was the view from my computer screen.


So, here is your mission…..

5ish minutes of Type-To-Learn — hands on the home row, no peeking!!!  You’re all getting faster and should be proud of your progress

Come back here to the blog and click on the link below that brings you to our Book Talks on Voice Thread.  Watch 3 video book talks from Round 1.

Then, come back here to the blog again and leave a comment, telling me what your plans are for Round 2.

1.  What book are you reading?

2.  What are you going to talk about? Remember – no summaries!!

3.  What are 2 ideas you have to make your Round 2 book talk even better than the first?

FINALLY — at the end of your comment, let me know what you think about having a Virtual Teacher today?  Did you like it?  Why?  What didn’t you like?  I’m excited to hear your opinions.

See you on Monday – remember, SPRING book talks are going to present that day.   Enjoy your afternoon, friends!!


  • ruby:

    Hi mrs. brooks!

    I listened to victoria’s book talk, jackson’s book talk and Jonathans book talk. i thought they were great!

    Ruby! :)

  • Angelina D.:

    I learned i need to speak louder so people canj hear me

  • John:

    I think I’ll do Harry Potter.I don’t know what I need to do better exept compare and contrast.

  • Jackson:

    I am reading tigers at twilight magic tree house. I am going to talk about when they are in Africa. I am going to make it longer and louder.

  • Nicholas:

    I learnd that my booktalk should be longer.Im reading Diary Of a Wimpy KId.

  • ruby:

    Hi again!
    The book i am reading is stuart little. I’m going to talk about my favorite part in the story wich is the sail boat race. I’m still thinking about how to make my book talk better. I really like the vertual teacher thingie because i get to see your house and your cat.

    from roby :)

  • markus:

    I DOn’T EVeN know what BOOK I am doing. IT WAS FUNnY when I saw you. And I hope I do well.

  • Angelina D.:

    i am doing the good master.the good master.i want to speak was so cool!

    Angelina D.

  • christopher:

    I am reading the book MATT CHRISTOPHER SKATEBORDING.
    IM ganna mark the pages.
    IM ganna do the funnyest pages.
    Have fun at your meding.

  • Isabelle:

    Hi again,

    Miss Ansley told me to post another comment answering two of your questions. Sooooo I loved talking to you on the computer its really fun!! And I am not exactly sure what book I am doing! And last I told you the stuff I am going to make better on my other comment!!!!


  • Peter:

    I think that i shoud speak up and make my talk loger.

  • Jackson:

    I like having a sub because its our first male sub

  • ben:

    I am going to read the Magic Tree House Vikings book. Jack and Andy go back in time to see in the past to get something for Morgan. I am going to write more cards and hold the microphone more up.

  • carly:

    for my next book talk i am dooing a book caled Muggy Maggy, by bevrely cleary.
    I am going to talk about the carecter and for my next thing I dont know yet.
    My ideys to make my next book talk better is to make shur people can hear me and to make shure the mickrphone is on.


  • Jake:

    Hello Mrs Brooks,
    Well the story that Im using Diary of a wimpy kid the last straw.
    and Im going to tell the class about how I like the book.
    Im going to compare all the book talks I herd and combind them all and make mine the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AngelinaN.:


    Im now reading A Simple Chistmas. Also Ive already finished it. So now I also know that I need to make it longer. By the way loved the talks.

  • jonathan:

    Hi mrs. brooksI am going to read the next curious george book like curious george takes a trip one of it.

  • Aundria:

    mrs brooks i think it is cool to have a virtual teacher. `

  • Victoria:

    Hi Mrs.Brooks,
    I learned that i need to speak louder and add a little more info to my book talk.I think the book I am going to read is a nother one of my wired book.


  • Lauren:

    I was reading James and the Giant Peach.I don’t need to get better I think.