One of the fun things I've done this year is to Skype with more classrooms than ever. Perhaps it all started with World Read Aloud Day. Scholastic also supported some of my Skype sessions. But somehow, this school year, I connected with more smart kids and their teachers and librarians than ever before.
Check out the trailers these fifth graders at Pioneer Middle School in Yorkshire, NY, made. It's an amazing class project, and I thank Mrs. Rice and her smart kids for all their hard work. They'd read GLORY BE as a class, and you can tell they spent a lot of time, energy, and love on this.
I'm so proud of them!
One of my favorite comments? "Charming like Jesslyn's charm bracelet."
And such strong verbs- I suspect there are more than a few budding writers in Mrs. Rice's class. Not to mention film makers!
Finding images that fit perfectly with their words = what a super learning experience.
Here's the link, again, to watch their trailers: http://www.pioneerschools.org/Page/7545
Here we are, Skyping!
Thank you, Mrs. Rice, her fifth graders, and Maria Muhlbauer their super librarian who set it all up.
And thank you for the lovely note that arrived in my mail today!