Students in Mrs. Higgins' 1st grade class had to opportunity to Skype with a class in Arizona who is also reading The Year of Billy Miller. During the Skype session, each class introduced themselves, their school, and their town. Then, they shared ideas about the book, making connections between the book and their own lives. They also made text to text connections with another book written by Kevin Henkes.
Everyone had a wonderful time meeting each other. The students also received a geography lesson as they found Arizona on the map and discussed the Grand Canyon.
Check out our meeting: