Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Read Across America Day!

Once again Dr. Seuss' birthday (and Read Across America Day) has fallen on a day that our school has conferences. However, I still had the opportunity to read to some students. A former teacher moved from my school back to his native Los Angeles. We have been Facebook friends for a while and I was excited when he asked me to read aloud to his class via Skype in honor of Read Across America. We practiced yesterday just to make sure we had things working and then today I met his class and read aloud to them Everything But the Horse by Holly Hobbie. I know, I know...I didn't read them a Dr. Seuss book, but after talking he mentioned that he had read them a lot of Seuss already, so I opted for a different favorite read aloud. It was so fun to have this way of connecting across the miles and his class was so cute and friendly! I admit to feeling a bit dorky as teachers milled about the library listening to me read to a virtual audience, but I had a great time doing this and hope to try it again with a class of my own present.

2 comments:

Katie DeKoster said...

This is so awesome!! You are a super librarian - using technology to make sure you get to do a read aloud on Read Across America day :) I love it!

Peaceful Reader said...

I'm so glad it went well. Could we skype with our own classes between your school and my school?