Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Cupcakes and Connections

An art teacher at our school won a radio trivia contest (94.7 Fresh in the DC area) and when they heard he was a teacher, they offered to treat the staff to cupcakes, Georgetown Cupcakes. That was exciting! Cupcakes?!?! Georgetown Cupcakes on a Monday...heavenly!

As I walked into the staff lunchroom, I realized that the people who brought the cupcakes are the people who are on the morning show on 94.7, The Tommy Show. I started talking to them about our amazing news show and the hard-working students who create it every day. Bragging. Yes, I was bragging about my middle schoolers!

Their faces lit up! They had so many questions. We chatted for awhile and then Tommy asked if I'd like to answer a couple of questions. He interviewed me right there...on the spot. I'm going to be on the radio show this morning. 

What a connection! My hope is that we can continue this connection and my students will benefit from it. It's moments like these that make me grateful that I get to come to school and be their teacher. 

If you are local and reading this early enough, tune into The Tommy Show on 94.7 Fresh. I can't wait to see where this takes us...the sky is the limit!

The student producer worked on this show until 9:30 last night. I'm so proud of him. Here's today's B-AM News for your viewing pleasure...

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  1. Whoohoo.
    On the radio! Talking about radio! Blogging about being on the radio talking about radio. A comment about the blogging about being on the radio to talk about radio. I'm descending into another endless loop that ends with: whoohoo!

  2. BRAVO Michelle... Why not sing for your amazing students!!!!!

  3. Yay! Never can tell where cupcakes with take you. Love all the connections for you and your students. I'm curious if your student knows the location of the mountain/river video used as background in the moment of silence. It looks like it could be here in the northwest.

  4. You should be proud! And good for you for making their radio experience possible. I love radio! So glad you and they are feeling a little bit celebrated and famous today :)

  5. Talk about authentic project based learning! You and your students are so cool! Love this!

  6. WOWZERS. You are and should be a proud teacher! Congratulations on your FAME

  7. Smartphone instead of all the equipment it used to take to interview someone. The visual marks the 'when' of this exciting day.

  8. I was so excited for you as you shared this story in Voxer the other day. Kudos to you for reaching out to the DJs and bragging on your students! THis is how we share with the community all of the amazing things kids are doing. I can’t wait to hear the next part of this adventure. Hope the field trip to their studio happens. Who knows what seeds this experience will plant in the minds of your kiddos?


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