We have begun reading the book 'Out of my Mind' as part of the Global Read Aloud' initiative where classroom teachers all over the world read the same chapters of the book to their classes in a sequence decided in advance. We learned how to use Edmodo so that we could communicate with our partner schools and discuss what was happening in the book. Our teacher also participates regularly in google hangouts with our partner teachers from all over the world to discuss and organise our involvment in the Global Read Aloud project. 'Out of My MInd' is written by Sharon Draper and is about a girl called Melody who is eleven years old and has cerebral palsy. Although she is full of words and thoughts she has never been able to communicate those thoughts.
Read our first blog posts about Melody and why we now believe that we will think differently about people with disabilities as a result of hearing Melody's story.
Check out Edmodo here