Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SKYPE Classroom Visits

I recently had a SKYPE School Visit with Johnston Elementary School in Highland, IN. (My very First Skype Visit!) The Second Grade students were reading my book, Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble, which is included in the 2nd Grade HMH Journeys Common Core Reader. Mr. Ashman wrote me with some questions from their class, and I suggested I "visit" the students via Skype.
Published by Albert Whitman & Co.

Mr. Ashman and Mrs. Johnson's 2nd grade students joined together to asked their questions in "person". I told the class about the inspiration behind the book and showed them the process. They got to see my NH studio (and even met my dog Bianca!) I do many "in-person" school visits, but SKYPE a great way for the students to connect with the Author of a book they are reading and for the Author to connect with schools many, many miles away.
Me in my studio in New Hampshire talking to 2nd Graders in Indiana

The students where prepared with questions. Great Job 2nd Graders!
I am NOW offering Skype Classroom visits. If your school is interested in a SKYPE visit, (or an in-person visit!) please check out the VISITS link on my website. 
Wherever you are- Keep Reading!
Maryann
PS- BIG Shout out to Johnston School 2nd Graders! Great to meet you!

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