Once per week
over 2 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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We will begin our first class meeting with a brief discussion about different activities students can enjoy with Flat Frederick. Next, we will start the process of creating our new froggy friend. The teacher will explain the directions and check for understanding, while the students follow step by step instructions. Once Flat Frederick is put together, we will discuss how to use our journals and the expectations for the week. Students will take Flat Frederick with them for various...
Students will have fun creating a froggy friend made of felt OR paper and demonstrate the ability to follow directions. Students will use creativity to plan activities for Flat Frederick and practice expository writing as they record six to seven daily events in their journals.
As a first grade teacher, I used this writing prompt idea with my students. Our "classroom pet" was a rubber frog named Frederick. On the weekends, learners took him home for an adventure, and then wrote and illustrated about their activities. This technique was very successful, because the students were excited about spending time with our pretend pet and friend. They were motivated to write about their adventures, and they were happy to read their stories to the class!
As learners participate in family holidays, activities, play outside, play inside, watch TV, etc. they will bring their new friend along. Each day learners will write and illustrate at least one sentence about their adventures with Flat Frederick. Students can take photographs to share as well.
Journal pages and *cover provided to print and staple *Frog pattern and written directions provided to print on card stock or paper - Materials List for FELT frog - fabric pencil, pen or sharpie marker to trace frog pattern 1 piece of green felt (9" x 12") 1 small scrap of red or pink felt for mouth 2 googly eyes (0.5" size) or anything else you want to use as eyes Aleene's Tacky Glue or other fabric glue fabric scissors or pinking shears (optional) straight pins or tape to hold pattern still crayons, markers, or colored pencils to color journal cover - Materials List for PAPER frog - Pattern uploaded to print on colored paper OR white paper for student to color 2 googly eyes (0.5" size) or eyes can be drawn in Elmer's or other school glue scissors crayons, markers, or colored pencils to color journal cover and frog *Please do not share copies of my frog pattern design or my journal cover without my written permission.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Observations, questioning, and discussion
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Learners should be able to use scissors safely to cut felt or paper, depending on which they choose to use. In addition, students should know how to hold the pattern steadily while tracing. Parents may want to be near during the lesson to help, or you may want to trace and cut ahead of time. Note: If your learner chooses to make Flat Frederick out of paper, they will not need to trace anything.
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Hi Kids! My name is Mrs. Schweinsberg. That's a long name, so call me Ms. Bonnie if you like. I am so happy to meet you! My favorite subjects are READING and WRITING, but I love learning and teaching about all different subjects. The...