Mission 00-RAIN: Cloudy With A Chance Of .........

Description: After reading the book Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs by Jodi Barrett, students will imagine that in addition to the town of Chewandsawallow the rest of the world has also been plagued by the unexplained appearance of giant food falling from the sky. They will pretend that they are secret agents presented with the task of saving the world by writing clues and solving riddles about this curious type of "rain". Students in grades 1-3 will write and present riddles about a food item that fell past "their " classroom window. The class correctly solves the most riddles, saves the world!

Classes will be paired up based on registration preferences and agree upon two dates and times. Students will present in groups of 3-4 students at a time from each class, alternating turns. This project will take place over 1 to 2 Skype video conference sessions depending on the size of each paired class.
Each session should be 20 to 30 minutes long.

Students may only write riddles based on food items on the list. Based on grade level, riddles may vary. Students should be able to read riddles on their own.

Registration begins on October 1, 2009 and ends on October 10, 2009.
Project will run from October 19, 2009 through November 13, 2009 (Based on schedules of paired classes)

You can register by clicking on the link below and filling in the Google Doc. Please be specific with dates and times as classes will be paired based on this information.

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Teacher /Student Materials
RED_trianglebullet.GIFList of food items with pictures

Riddle Scaffold Template (This is an example, please feel free to make adjustments according to grade level)

Red_bullet.gifTaskcard Template Simple Version Grade 1

Blue_bullet.gif Taskcard Template Grade 2 and up

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