making memories together

January 13, 2010

Before the holidays, an elementary school in the Rockwood School District participated in their first videoconference- with Patricia McKissack on Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt. Here’s a bit of feedback we received on the distance learning experience from the participating third grade teacher:

“…the conference was incredible!  The kids and I really appreciated the fact that Patricia took the time to answer the kids’ questions.  They were intrigued by the fact that her husband is the researcher, and she is the writer.  I thoroughly believe the time with Patricia, hearing her voice, reading her own words, and discussing her own experiences were extremely beneficial for the kids and me.  I like the fact that she spoke of differences and similarities between people, no matter what the background, color, race, etc.  She emphasized the appreciation of family and love and making memories together.  Beautiful.”

Thanks for sharing!

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