Saturday, 1 March 2014

Reading to Kids
Today, our class had the opportunity to skype into Ms. Bettess' grade three class in Thompson, Manitoba, to read them "Mortimer" by Robert Munsch - a classic children's book. Reading to kids is a unique experience, because, especially when it's over Skype, and they know they're on camera, it makes them do a lot of things that generally only children do; they make silly, exaggerated faces, gestures and noises to react to the story. These are things that remind people why and how much they do or don't like children. It means if you already like kids, reading to them will usually be a great experience for you, and on the other hand, if you don't like kids, reading to them will remind you of every reason you don't like them.


  1. Hi,

    This is Ms.Bettess. It is definitely true about how they act when they know they can see you. My class is a great group of kids who are quite silly at times but, silliness can be a good thing. I hope you enjoyed Skyping with us.Thank you!

    Ms. Bettess

    1. Hi Ms Bettess!

      Thank you for your comment! I thought the kids were quite funny - I was just thinking about how someone who didn't like children would be reminded of exactly why they don't by that sort of thing. I hope you didn't take this to mean that I didn't enjoy the Skype call.

      Hope you all are well,

  2. Hi Ryan,

    No, I didn't take offense to your comment.I just was hoping you enjoyed their enthusiasm as sometimes it can be overwhelming! I am now imagining a friend I have who doesn't like children and this Skype call would have reinforced her feelings.

    Keep up with your blogging! My students love to blog! I will be sharing your class blogs at my presentation on Friday.

    Ms. Bettess