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In my Lower Elementary Montessori classroom students strive to be global citizens. In doing so they record and track particular data applying to our community and further. Each day students record the moon phase, the weather where we are and in another city in another state or country, they research an animal, research this day in history, a current event, and study the calendar. This file has all the information you need and forms! In my classroom I have three computers and on each I have a Google homepage set up that the students know how to log in to if it's not already loaded. On my Google homepage I have customized it to include the moon phase, this day in history, a like to Nat. Geo kids animal site, a weather app, and current event news links. This is all very easy to do, all you need to do is create a Google account and then customize your home page. Search for "gadgets" to meet your needs. Also, I have favorites stored to meet other needs not available on the Google home page. My students LOVE this! I rotate jobs monthly, but whatever schedule you come up with would work fine. Another good idea is to have substitutes, in case a student is sick. :) Enjoy!