Brent Catlett came to me with an idea that was posted in a G+ Community for Read Across America Week. West De Pere, a School District in Wisconsin, wanted to participate in Live Hangouts with classrooms across the United States (Read Across America )! A couple of days before our actual hangout, we did a hangout with our partner class from Wisconsin. We were able to share facts about Nebraska, our classroom, and practice reading. My students were able to find and share their knowledge about our state and learn about another state from the Midwest Region (we are currently studying this region in Social Studies).
My class represented the state of Nebraska! We decided to read the book, When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore. It is currently nominated for a Golden Sower Award.
It was an amazing opportunity for my students! I love how this hangout was able to be reading to life!