Some things happen for a reason! I had been wanting to download Skype onto our netbooks for quite some time, but hadn’t had the minute to do it (it literally takes just about that long). So when my Principal came to me today (at 11:00) asking if my kids would like to Skype with a gathering at the Cental Office in about an hour, I hesitantly said, “Sure, we’ll do it!” The last day before any holiday is a little stressful, but what the heck!
So I quickly downloaded Skype onto one of our mini HP’s (and our IT savior, Donna, came to help us out! Thank you!). My students had not actually written any Thanksgiving stories, but we sure had been doing a lot of research on the 1st Thanksgiving! I chose one of the students I knew I could count on in a pinch to not freak out, and sure enough she even found a perfect Thanksgiving story to read from the Internet (Thank you, Jordyn!). We tweaked it a bit, she practiced it over lunch, and at 12:30 the Skype call went flawlessly! The netbook’s video was perfect and the sound was loud enough for all the students in the room to enjoy!
Thanks to Mrs. Johnson for thinking of us, and allowing us to join the festivities downtown, and now world…. here we come!