Mrs. Gallick’s 3rd graders connect virtually with author Bryan Chick!

Written by Kyle Pace on . Posted in Classrooms

Mrs. Gallick, 3rd grade teacher at Highland Park Elementary, shares her experience getting to connect with Bryan Chick, author of The Secret Zoo:

I read The Secret Zoo , by Bryan Chick, and thought it would be a perfect book to read to my 3rd grade class. I made a Thinglink as a way for  my students to get to know the author, see his website, listen to a part of the first book in the series, and visit some zoo cams. When I told my class that we were going to read the 2nd book in the series, students were out of their seats cheering!  I decided to send the author a message and let him know how much we loved his book. Bryan responsed back and told us that he loved our e-mail and asked if we would like to “skype” with him at no cost!  It was so much fun! Everyone had a question that they got to ask, and he told us about some new projects he was working on and talked about what it was like to be a writer. What a great way to end the school year!

Bryan Chick Skyping with students

Bryan Chick skyping with our class!