Lee Baberâ€™s students from YouthBridges will be interviewing my students Thursday from J. Frank Hillyard Middle School in Virginia. Weâ€™ll be using Skype and may be joined by others from various locales. Theyâ€™ll turn this into a podcast â€“ Iâ€™ll let you know where as soon as I know where it will be available. Lee and I did a test run this morning and things seemed to work fine. The one unknown is whether or not Celest will be able to join us, she has been a bit under the weather of late, but she seems to think sheâ€™ll be ready for this.
My class spent time today thinking about possible answers to the questions we were sent.Â This is a great opportunity for my fourth graders to practice expressing themselves. Since most of my class are second language learners giving more than short answers is a weakness, so I really appreciate the opportunity this gives them â€“ we can even listen to ourselves later and critique how we did.