It was a very special day when our "big" blogging buddies, who are pre-service teachers at the University of Regina, came to visit our classroom. We have been looking forward to this day for a looooong time and the students were very excited. Once they arrived, all of the big buddies and little buddies got down to work drawing each other. These drawings are all posted on the students' blogs along with the grade one students' reflections about the event.
After the drawings were complete, it was time to eat cookies and listen to Patrick Lewis, who teaches the big buddies, tell a story about a wide-mouthed frog! I didn't record this story, but you can hear him telling it to my class two years ago here.
One of the students, who was sick at home with the chicken pox, was able to chat with his buddies and watch what was going on in our classroom via Skype. He even got to hear Mr. Lewis' story as his big buddy sat and listened with the laptop on her lap.