Mrs. Kendra Kent, chief meteorologist of FOX Carolina joined our class to share her professional knowledge and real world experience about weather developed through her past and present experiences as a meteorologist. Before Mrs. Kent's visit, students blogged the questions they wanted to know about her experience in this field and what it was like to do her job. We also worked with our German teacher, Mrs. Kristen Ferre, to learn several German weather words to teach Mrs. Kent.
For our exciting day, we choose students to perform specific jobs to document this special visit. Students asking questions, used iPads to not only ask their question from the blog, but to take electronic notes to be used in their future blog posts. Six other students used the iPad cameras and flip videos to capture important details from this meeting we wanted to have for future learning. The exciting day finally arrived!
|The bloggers and questioners were ready!|
|The videographers were ready!|
The intriguing time of learning began, and boy did Mrs. Kent know how to teach and share a wealth of information, especially about severe weather!
|Mrs. Kent shows us how to be safe during a thunderstorm!|
As she spoke, students recorded ideas they learned, thought were interesting or wanted to learn more about in the future. If students were not working on an iPad, they documented their ideas and thoughts in their writer's journal.
|Mrs. Showalter, our principal and Mrs. Snow from our district office |
joined us for this excellent time of learning!
I am so proud of all the students as they listened quietly, but then came a live with knowledgable questions and ideas for discussing during our added time of questioning Mrs. Kent! At the end, we presented Mrs. Kent with a beautiful weather cookie to show our appreciation and thankfulness for her spending time with us!
|Mrs. Kent's Twitter name is KendraKentWx|
|I am always grateful, Kendra|
for you willingness to come!