March 14th will see my grade (5/6F), Mrs A, my 8 year old son, my 6 year old daughter (they want in) and I awake and connecting for 24 hours! We’ll be talking to kids from all over the world to see what their classes look like. Some of the schools are Daily 5 schools too, so it will be interesting to see how our kids and kids from other parts of the world connect, with this being their common learning in literacy.
Hopefully the kids talk candidly, forgetting about the adults standing around listening to their every word. This isn’t about us (the adults), it really is about the kids finding what they have in common with kids from other places. Connecting, respecting and learning. We have over 25 schools to chat to this year (sleeping will not be an option).
Some schools are chatting to us, purely to chat to English speaking children- they are learning English! What better way to get kids communicating with each other. I know my students can’t wait- they can’t wait to stay up all night, it’s a social event for them more than anything…..oh, but it’s so much more! 🙂