There were classrooms and libraries from all over the world who participated in our Winter Around The World project.
In fact, over 250 schools created winter stories to share as part of our global story that we published a few days ago using FlipSnack.
Tracy Ferguson and Staci Braun's in Van Meter, Iowa and....
Craig Seasholes in Seattle, Washington.
They both created adorable winter stories that were educational, creative and fun for all of us.
Through conversations and brainstorming, we decided to connect the two classrooms in different parts of the world to each other. They could share the winter stories they created and tell the others about their winters.
Craig and Tracy decided to use Google Hangout to connect. With this, the conversation could be recorded and viewed by others too.
On the day we connected, I was flying back from Minnesota and got delayed due to a snow storm. But that didn't stop me! I just jumped into the Google Hangout from the app on my phone and found a quiet spot in the airport to connect with all of the amazing 2nd graders.
It was very special to hear all of them share their stories and to see how proud they were of the contribution they had to the global winter story. We listened to original stories and songs, shared art work, and got to know one another over the virtual connection.
You can watch the Winter Around the World Google Hangout here too.
This won't be the last time these two classes connect with each other....they enjoyed it so much.
I cannot wait to see where this connection takes them next. It all started with the Winter Around the World global project, which was inspired by the Cantata Learning book Winter...The Coldest Season of All.
Stay tuned for more coming up in 2016 including birthday celebrations, nursery rhymes and fairy tales, and school and community themes.