Sunday, May 2, 2021

Epic Pals-May


⬇︎ Scroll down to access this month's Google Doc and Bitmoji classroom ⬇︎

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I'm always working to try and improve EpicPals and to make things as easy as possible for our youngest learners (and you as the teacher). After a recommendation from an EpicPals teacher, I've made a small tweak to the Bitmoji classroom which will simplify things for classrooms utilizing Epic Books on the web. 

When your students access the Bitmoji classroom they can now click on the book cover to access the book directly on Epic. I've also added a Padlet icon that will take students to the coordinating Padlet board. 
Please Note: If your students utilize the Epic app, you will still need to assign the collection located on the bottom of the Google doc as the direct link will not work. 

As always, you'll find the link to the Bitmoji classroom on the bottom of the EpicPals Google Doc and on the #EpicPals page on the blog! Simply share the link with your students in Seesaw, Google Classroom or in an email. The Bitmoji classroom will open on the web full screen and without ads!

This month's EpicPals board and Bitmoji Classroom are now posted on the EpicPals tab! Click here to access these downloads

This year's EpicPals will run the same as it has in the past with just a few small tweaks. This year, just like last, all posts will be moderated for student safety. Please see information below about posting. The other change this year is that there will only be one #EpicPals document created each month with 6 titles each month. The titles chosen each month will be appropriate for 1st through 3rd graders depending upon their reading ability and will always include at one or two read-to-me books so that everyone in your class can participate successfully on some level. I'm also working to incorporate English and Spanish titles when I can.  You'll also find the Epic collection linked at the bottom of the Google Doc. I hope this will make getting the collection out to our students easier.  
Happy Reading Everyone!!!

** Important Information re: Student Posts ~ Please read **

Teachers, please chat with your students about posting responsibly. Please know that ALL posts are moderated. This means your students will not see their posts until I have approved them. Please also know that posts with inappropriate language, .gifs, and links will be deleted.

As always, please encourage your students to read and learn from other students' posts. If they like their post, have them click on the heart at the bottom of the sticky note. Being reflective and having an authentic reason to like something is a great first step towards leaving meaningful and authentic feedback. 

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