Skype Session with Ms. Oldham’s students–updated
Just had a great time Skyping with Ms. Holly Oldham’s 8th graders from a school near Atlanta, Georgia. Heard some great stories from several students including
Rhane, Amanda, Kayla, Asia, Adrianna, Diana, Mindy, Kymani, Glen, Evan, Sada-Ann and Khaliyah–(Hey, I’m missing names–post here so everyone can be included! You made my day. Ms. Oldham said she’d send me photo of the class and I’ll upload it as soon as I get it.)
They read Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” and my “Muchacha” and came up with their own funny and touching versions, some of these included “Flaka” and “Young Padawan.” BRAVO Y’ALL! I was mightily impressed.
I thoroughly enjoyed their questions and the time we had together. I even brought in my dogs to “meet” the students after one of their stories included a dog named Puchi (Poochie?) and I introduced my Puchi. Thank you so much to Holly for contacting me. We met at NCTE in Orlando in November and she remembered I was going to Georgia to do a reading and while we couldn’t work it out for me to be at her school, we used Skype to allow me to be there anyway.
Hope to have more Skype sessions because it was so much fun and so easy. Here’s to the technical innovations that create communication and connection!