CLARK, NJ – Before classes ended for summer, students at St. John the Apostle made some monsters and some new far away friends.  Local second and third grade students partnered with students at Shorecrest Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Florida for “The Monster Project.”

According to school officials, students exchanged written descriptions of monsters they created using Google applications. Students were then given the task of re-drawing their far-away partner’s monster without the benefit of seeing the original drawing. 

For the closing activity, students revised their writing based on feedback from their partner. Teachers said this project encouraged reading and writing skill development while integrating technology in the classroom.  According to the students the best part of all was making new friends in Florida. 

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