Yesterday I had the unique chance to visit an International School in Singapore via Skype. I found out that the students in this Ms.
Goggins class were born in England, Australia, and India. It was a very special group of students who have a sincere desire to learn.
I met Ms. Goggins on Twitter and from there she sent me some wonderful links of her students performing Reader’s Theater plays on Vimeo. I love The Very Hungry Caterpillar. You can click on the link to see their really adorable performance. It is absolutely fantastic.
These students have all done an author study this year and some students had done one on Eric Carle. During our talk we were not sure if Eric Carle was dead or alive. The fantastic news is that he is still alive and kicking and about 80 years old. However, this is not the case for his dear friend Bill Martin Jr.
I loved learning all about Singapore. It is hot there all year long. The kids told me that they can ride their bikes and skateboard all year long. Many of the students had never even seen snow. When I mentioned that it can get so cold in Wisconsin, one of the little boys yelled out that that was cool. I laughed, because perception is everything and nothing at the same time. His perception was that it would be cool to experience that. My perception was that I had experienced it and did not like it very much.
We found out that the students in Ms. Goggin’s class and myself both have the same favorite author. I absolutely love Robert Munsch and created one of my own videos of the book Boo. We had an amazing time together and I have a wonderful video showing pictures and a video of the experience.