Sunday, October 19, 2014


We can officially say we have a friend in Texas, well eighteen friends actually. As part of the Global Read Aloud project, Klipfel & Kids virtually met Mrs. Gelles' 1st graders in Texas.
We had a wonderful experience skyping together on Friday. First, we got to know about their school and classroom. Students then shared connections and predictions about our shared story, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.  Check out two of the text-to-self connections we shared.
Ask your 1st graders about Edward's journey so far.  As a class, we predict Nellie is going to dress Edward in a dress, high heels, a beautiful string of pearls and lipstick!  Now we just need to read and find out if our prediction comes true.  We are all looking forward to another skype date soon.


  1. I bet the kids had fun using Skype to share their thoughts with Mrs. Gelles' class at Bear Creek Elementary School. Great Text-to-Self connections! - Sue Duval

    1. Hi Mrs. Duval,

      We did have SO much fun skyping with Mrs. Gelles and her 1st graders to talk about Edward. We loved sharing our courtyard and beautiful fall trees (something they don't get to see). It was 86 degrees and sunny in Texas when we skyped with them. Thanks for the comment. Have a wonderful day!

      Miss Klipfel & Kids

  2. I love Edward Tulane. My favorite part is when he sank to the bottom of the ocean because he felt his first feeling.