A Yack This picture shows Mr. Lewis, who is a professor at the University of Regina, telling a story in our classroom last year. He is presently teaching a class of pre-service teachers who are learning how to teach writing to young children.
For this university semester, our classes are "buddying up". Each of his students will be reading and commenting on the blog entries of one of my students. This is an ideal partnership. His students get to be involved in the learning of an actual primary student, and my students get to have the knowledge that someone in another city will be regularly reading and commenting on their writing. We did this last year as well, and it was hugely successful.
Tomorrow, January 15th, from 3:00 until about 3:20, the buddies will be having an initial “get to know you” chat via the YackPack at the top of our page. (We wanted to use Skpye so that we could see each other with the webcam, but during a trial run today, we decided that the sound was just not good enough.) Later on this month, we’ll use the Yackpack to chat about my students’ writing as well.
If you are interested, you are welcome to listen in. You just have to have this blog open on your computer and your sound turned on.