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to me by e-mail and they will be posted on this page.
I visited your Stellaluna web site today. I was very impressed. I
enjoyed reading the collaborative poems and looking at the pictures posted. It must be
really neat to work on a project with so many other students from different parts of the
country. There are even two schools participating in the project from my hometown of
Poughkeepsie, New York. Very exciting! Keep up the terrific work.
Rachel Karchmer, Syracuse University
I would like to congratulate you and your students on such a fine
Web site. Isn't wonderful to see what technology can do for all of us even the youngest of
learners. Danielle Hage is my grandaughter and we are very happy she has had the
opportunity to work on a project such as this.
Again kudos to you and all the children who worked on the project!!!
Richard G. Norton, Media Specialist, North View Jr. High, Brooklyn Park, Mn
This site was a wonderful collection of facts, drawings and
poetry. I've enjoyed seeing what is being taught and learned by students using the current
technology. Your site has been bookmarked by me to share with my
sons who are 12 & 15. One of them is also interested in bats and I think he'll want to see what has been shared by these students. Congratulations to all of the students and teachers that worked so well in developing the
variety of truly clever and informative WebPages. Personally, I love the music selections.
Claudia Zink Allentown, Pa.
Point Definance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington has an excellant live bat exhibit. Be
sure to visit it if you are ever in the area. I live on the Olympic Pennisula in
Washington State on a 20 acre farm and we are very rural. In the evenings at about
twilight when I go out to the barn, if I pause for a bit bats come to inspect me. Perhaps
they also do that when I am moving but I don't notice them since they are mostly silent.
Teaching children (and adults) about bats is such a good idea since most of us have been
raised on the horrer stories about them. I have bookmarked this site and plan on sharing
it with my grandchildren and their friends.
Have enjoyed my visit to your Stellaluna web site today.
Congratulations to everyone for what is a most enjoyable and informative experience. I was
delighted to see two of my own students who have classes featured in this project, special
bouquets for them.
Nola Campbell, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Every time I visit a site produced by Mrs.
Silverman, I'm always impressed. Again, another outstanding effort through which you've
brought people together from around the world! The graphics, the input from the
participants was a joy to behold. I'm honored to know Susan Silverman from a professional
level as well as through the development of a friendship over the last year. Great great
job, one and all!
Michelle Young, http://www.fortunecity.com/lavendar/stradbroke/2/magwrit1.html
co-author, _Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Meeting the Challenge of Our Multicultural America & Beyond_ (Caddo Gap Press, 1996); _Multicultural Moments from Around the World_ (1997); author, _Daydream: To Our Mosaic World_, in progress for K-12; TIPS columnist; SRHS Trivia Trek host
What an awesome site from primary classes. The site is an inspiration. I plan to share it with the teachers in my school, hoping it might inspire them to get themselves and their students involved in technology, hoping it might inspire school patrons to help us acquire the equipment needed. Please thank your students for sharing their excellent work with the world. I know how much work and fun it was for the teacher, because I, too, am in love with the computer. Maybe, this is what the caveman felt when he first began drawing those scenes on the walls.
Caroline B. Joiner, Librarian, Sacred Heart School & St. Paul School, Hallettsville & Shiner, Texas
The "batty" sight looks great. It must have been fun and educational for all of you. Keep swinging.
Ken Groathouse, Technology Coordinator, Weeping Water Public Schools, Weeping Water NE
We really enjoyed using the internet to see this great class project.
Thanks so much to Miss Barbaro and Mrs. Abraldes for their hard work. Corinne just loved
working on the bat project and has learned many interesting facts. She especially
loves the bat cave.
The Seiter Family, Greenlawn, NY
I spent nearly an hour looking at all of the artwork and writing on this
wonderful site. I love the book Stellaluna, and I can see that the kids in all of
these classrooms around the world do too! I really learned a lot about bats!
The kids and teachers who participated in this project should be very proud of the
work they have done. I really had a great time!
Rebecca Shoultz, Reading and Language Arts Department, Syracuse University