When I was in the school system as a reading specialist I started my day reading a story to the entire school on the morning news. It was a wonderful way to start off our day. Today I get to do something very similar and that is volunteer in classrooms all over the world and read stories to classrooms.
Today I had the pleasure of reading to a group of Kindergarten students in Kernersville, North Carolina. It is such a pleasure to meet so many bright smiling faces early in the morning. I love it. My own children had just gotten on the bus and these kids were already at school ready for their day. They were all seated patiently at the carpet waiting for me to come into their classroom.
They were amazed that we were talking to each other and were 815 miles away from each other. Some of them had experience with talking to people via Skype and many others had not. One little boy shared with me that he gets to talk to his Grandpa in Mexico via Skype. That is the beautiful thing about Skype. Never has there ever existed a way to talk to people far away without paying a ton of money. Now, not only do people get to talk to love ones, but they can see them as well.
Today I read the story Dragon's Halloween by Dav Pilkey. It was very exciting because Halloween is right around the corner and many of the children in the classroom are experiencing the same dilemma that Dragon was experiencing. Dragon was trying to pick out a Halloween costume but couldn't decide which one he wanted to be. So, he decided to wear them all. It didn't work out so well for Dragon, but of course it had a wonderful ending. I love this chapter so much that I am going to share it with you as well. Click on the video and enjoy.