Wow! I am sitting in the computer lab and the teacher did a really interesting project. He typed a prompt "If you could talk to animals what would you like to find out?" The kids then opened up word and typed an answer in a few sentences. "I would talk to a cat. I would find out why they don't talk." (except with invented spelling). When they were done he gave them free time and you know what?!! Some of them went online to http://www.webkinz.com/index.html. Maybe I am SOOOO yesterday, but I had never heard of them. So I sat down by one of the kids and learned a ton.
They are stuffed animals you can get at Hallmark. They are popular like beanie babies, but they come with a unique number on their tag that you can use to sign into the website. On the website you will see your pet. The little girl I was watching has three dogs. She showed me how she can give them a bath, how she can play games and get webkins bucks, how she can send a message and some stickers to a friend, and so many things.
While doing that she was reading and doing math (keeping track of her webkinz bucks) and all sorts of other creative things. I was amazed. I am going to Hallmark on my way home from school today!