During the 2016 - 2017 school year, the Hollis and George E. Jack libraries have had over 40 Skypes. These Skypes have connected us with 21 authors, classes in 14 different states and 3 different countries. We met a National Park Ranger at Yellowstone National Park and spoke to a shark expert. We may not have physically left the building but, thanks to the power of Skype, we were able to bring new friends and places to us.
This year these authors generously took the time to meet with our students on Skype:
Cece Bell (2015 Newbery Honor winner)
Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Dori Hillestad Butler
Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Kara LaReau (2017 Geisel Honor winner)
We met students in these countries:
In addition to this, we met Ranger Matt at Yellowstone National Park and learned about sharks from Jillian Morris at Sharks4Kids.