So, something very exciting has been going on here at the McSpedden Library! I am super honored to have been a part of the Let’s Get Busy Podcast earlier this year with my good friend Matthew Winner! Mr. Winner is a librarian at a K-5 Elementary School in Elkridge, Maryland. You can see more about Matthew Winner here, see his Teacher Librarian blog here, and you can listen to my interview with Mr. Winner here.
Matthew Winner is also the purveyor of the amazing Let’s Get Busy Podcast where he interviews and talks to authors, illustrators, and other #kidlit notables. I listen to this podcast regularly and really enjoy learning more about the authors and illustrators whose books I love. After being honored with getting to help celebrate the 100th episode, I came up with a plan on how to share this awesome podcast with my students, with Mr. Winner’s help of course!
During the couple of weeks in November leading up to Thanksgiving Break, I made 20 tickets for students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade lunches to get to come to the library and eat and listen to a podcast. I let the kids pick and vote each time on what podcast they wanted to listen to. You can see the Tweets and Pictures from the lunches on our Facebook Page and on Twitter on our #mselib hashtag!
The kids LOVED getting to hear from some of their favorite authors and getting to eat lunch in the library! During the last author podcast lunch that I did I told the kids that we would be featured on the Let’s Get Busy Podcast with me interviewing Mr. Winner with questions from them. They came up with about 35 questions between the 3 grade levels!
So, as promised McSpedden Readers, here is the podcast where Mr. Winner answers our burning questions! http://www.busylibrarian.com/2014/11/lets-get-busy-podcast-blogpod-tour-day_25.html you can also find it here http://lgbpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/11/author-podcast-lunch-bunch-at-mcspedden.html and on iTunes!
Readers, stay tuned because soon we will have listening lunches for our Podcast with Mr. Winner and possibly a Skype with him!