This blog will be the center of all we do in room 239. Main posts will be by Mrs. Kirr, explaining what we're doing in class, blog posts will be done by each student, and students will help write the Genius Hour blog posts to share what we're learning and producing independently.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Author Skype!

Before Winter Break, Mrs. Kirr won a Skype visit with Lynda Mullaly Hunt, author of One for the Murphys! She'd read the book (which came out in the spring of 2012) in the summer and thought it was perfect for middle school readers. So... she started rounding up readers, and had nine readers ready to join us today. We had Molly, Morgan, Maddy, Sammie, Hannah, Katherine, Elise, Mr. Hillmer, and Mrs. Lott in attendance, and enjoyed answers to our questions. We asked about what made her want to write a book, why it started in Vegas, what was her inspiration for the characters, why she made the ending the way she did, and what happens when they go back to Vegas... Suddenly, we were given a sneak peek into her next book! Oh, the girls were overjoyed!

Check out the interaction between Ms. Hunt and her audience of 7th graders...

And here are our tweets back and forth...

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I LOVED meeting you all! Thanks for being awesome! One of the nicest lunch dates I've ever had. Appreciated your interest and great questions! I even liked Mrs. Kirr's last question. :-) AND--it was awesome to meet Mrs. Kirr "in person."