This week our library hosted a SkypeAthon event through Skype to connect our classrooms with others around the world. We traveled almost 20,000 virtual miles this week! Because of this event, students were able to learn about different cultures, how others celebrate holidays, and learned to appreciate different perspectives, but also that we are all human and can enjoy the same things. This years SkypeAthon mission was to "open hearts, open minds." I think we succeeded! Highlights include traveling to Balatonboglár, Hungary to learn about holidays in Hungary as well as schools in their country, traveling to Ontario, Canada to have a dance off, and traveling to the Master School in India to learn about Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Thank you to all the classrooms that participated and we can't wait to host something like this again for our students!
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