Unfortunately in my haste and excitement I miscalculated the time difference, and just as I was pulling it up, the webcast finished! (It wouldn't have mattered if I had known the correct time because they were in their Specials classes during the time of the event.) So, I did what any good teacher does and I took a step back and punted!
I had added a few websites about Andy to my Symbaloo page, so first I shared these websites with them:
And watched these YouTube book trailer videos:
And then we let the students get into groups of 4 or 5 to design their own treehouse room:
Here are some of their finished ideas:
Super-Duper Bowling Alley
Boot Camp Room
Log Ride out of the treehouse
Pet Shop Room
Dance Studio Room
Take your pick: fishing, laser tag, sport fields, or a pool!
Zero gravity room
Base-ketBall field: a mash-up of baseball and basketball
Bouncy House room
Their favorite room was the Tarantula Room!
After sharing out a few of their ideas, we looked at Mr. Schu's blog post about Andy Griffiths' visit to his school on Tuesday. It was a perfect way to end our time together, and made us look forward to next week when we can watch the archived recording of today's webcast together.