1W Bots

In the fall of 2015, I bought my friend Shauna Pollock's book Creating Classroom Magic.  When I received her book in the mail she sent me my own MAGIC BOT. 

I was curious about BOTS and wanted to learn more.  So I researched more about Gary Hirsch.  I found his website BotJoy and learned how BOTS came to be.  From there I also watched his TEDx 'Talk Meet Your Monster'. 

I felt like I had to have my own BOT from Gary Hirsch so I ordered a few for myself and also gave some away to friends.  You can buy your own BOTS made by Gary on Etsy.  I decided to keep a BRAVE BOT and an I LOVE YOU BOT for myself. 

By now my brain was over flowing with all the possible ideas on how I could STEAL Gary's idea and use it in the classroom.

Gary provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own BOTS to put out into the universe.

The end of the school year is one of the most exciting times for me and my students.  I try hard for us to really embrace the final days of school.  We do the ABC Countdown, we have many special surprises, lots of fieldtrips and I knew giving them their own BOT to remember 1W would be extra special.  

So I spent a few nights creating one-of-a-kind 1W BOTS for each one of my Grade One Friends.  I created a label for the back, found simple white boxes to keep them safe and then gave them to my students.  

I am so happy with how they turned out and how special and unique each 1W BOT is - just like my students.  

Thank you Shauna Pollock and Gary Hirsch for the inspiration.  

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