Friday, October 7, 2011
Connecting with Skype
This week we enjoyed a Skype visit on Tuesday with Mrs. Ripp's class in Wisconsin to talk about Tuck Everlasting. Mrs. Ripp's 5th graders came up with some great questions about the book, and we shared ideas and predictions for the last chapters of the story.
It's been a busy Skype week as we visited with Mrs. Bergeron's class for a Mystery Skype session! After hearing their clues about the Dust Bowl, Gates of Time Memorial, Native American population and more, we pulled out our netbooks and figured out that they were calling from Oklahoma! We gave them some great clues about our state, including our great historic sites, memorials, climate, and attractions from our Virginia research.
Finally on Friday, we got a chance to meet Nat and Alex Wolff, who were the stars of Nickelodeon's "Naked Brothers Band" show from 2007-2009. They are skyping with classes around the country to talk about bullying for anti-bullying month. After sharing their experiences and answering some questions, the guys played a couple of songs for us from the album they are releasing on Tuesday! A number of other classes joined us for the visit.
We're looking forward to a wonderful long weekend for Columbus Day!