1. The topics we presented during the Skype call to the grade 3's was how to use periods and commas in our 6 word memoir. We made it stick with the kids by not doing something really deep, or super meaningful, but something that they could relate to. Our six word memoir was "Read, write, and love your teacher." We felt they would relate to this in a positive way. Mrs. Bettes seems like a teacher the kids would like to see every day because of the interesting things she does, like Skyping with us, and having a blog. Which is how they would relate to our memoir.
2. I felt our mini lesson went well. A strength we had was Veronica reading what we had to say to the kids. She is very bubbly so the kids reacted well to her reading our 6 word memoir. A weakness we had was that only one of us got to talk. We may have gotten our point across more if we all had a time to say something. Another weakness is that they are kids and can get distracted easily.
3. I learned that you have to have a lot of energy while teaching kids so you can keep their attention. You also have to teach them with examples they can relate to. So it keeps their attention and they like what they're learning about.
4. I think we should take a field trip out to Thompson to meet the kids we've been talking to and interacting with.