With Buncee, we have an incredible opportunity to reach people not only around our own country but around the world. It is during this special time of the year that most people begin thinking about their own holiday wishes and the wishes of their family members and friends. This year I am challenging my students to think bigger than this. I challenge you to join them.
I would like for you to take a few moments to listen to My Grownup Christmas List sung by Kelly Clarkson or click here to visit my Buncee with the video attached! After listening, I would like for you to consider what one holiday wish you have for the world today. Create a Buncee illustrating this one wish. Make sure your background, stickers, and animations illustrate this one wish. In your Buncee, feel free to identify how this wish would benefit the world and why this wish is so important to you.
Once you have created your Buncee, please add it to our Buncee Board. Maybe through our Buncee Board, we can inspire others to take that first step and, in the wise words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
About Barbie Monty: Barbie received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (Cum Laude) from Mississippi University for Women. Upon moving to Tampa Bay and marrying in 2000, Barbie came to Carrollwood Day School. She was drawn to CDS after learning of its character education initiative. She quickly became an active member of the CDS faculty taking a position in the fifth grade. She assumed the role of advisor to the fifth grade School Store where her responsibilities include scheduling students and parents, ordering merchandise, and monitoring its weekly operation which gives students hands-on experience preparing them for their unit focusing on business and economics. She eagerly accepted the role of Inservice Coordinator for the faculty of the ECC, the elementary, and middle school division and excitedly added the high school division upon its inception.
Barbie became the advisor to the fifth-grade Safety Patrol and is responsible for training, scheduling, and monitoring the patrol on a daily basis providing fifth graders with an incredible opportunity to experience leadership roles before beginning their middle school journey. Barbie loves working with the CDS fifth grade students and has been instrumental in developing many of the Units of Inquiry they currently enjoy each year. Follow Barbie’s class on Twitter!
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