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Tuesday March 2, 2010 at 12:42pm Age: 9 yrs
Category: High School

Read Around the Planet Video Conference

To celebrate Read Across the Planet Day on March 2nd, Mr. DiLeo’s fifth period class shared a story via a Polycom video conferencing unit with Trudy Higgins’s students from M.R. Wood outside of Houston, Texas.  Read Across America is sponsored by the National Education Association and is held annually on the birthday of Dr. Seuss to encourage everyone to read.  The students in Texas discussed books they enjoyed, including Catcher in the Rye by recently deceased author J.D. Salinger.  The video conference also allowed these students, who might have never met, to discuss questions they had about life in a different part of the country.  Thanks to Patricia McKane and Ryan Veety especially, Minisink was able to do its part to encourage reading.