Emmy and Johnny have completed all their podcasts, transcripts, and posts from the legislative appreciation session in January. Their blogs are good reads on each interview. Last Friday I emailed each of the legislators and pointed them to the student blogs. Here is an email I sent to Representative Roger Bruce whom Johnny interviewed. I sent a similar letter to each one that Emmy and Johnny interviewed. Here's a copy of one of my emails:
Your interview with Johnny at the GSU Legislative Appreciation Night
Dear Representative Bruce,
name is xxxxxx. I was the teacher who was with the group of fifth grade
students at the Georgia Legislative Appreciation night this past January
at the Georgia Freight Depot . My name tag read Mrs. C
as that is my research name for the Georgia State
Stateresearch project we are studying with this elementary school.. That night you were kind enough to let one of the students interview you. His name was Johnny.
These students have been using blogging to learn new literacies and share what they are learning with others. Interviewing legislators was the hit of their night. I told the children that I would email each of you who were interviewed and send a link to the post, podcast, and transcript that they included in their blog where they shared the evening’s experience.
If you would like to respond to their post you can do so by clicking on the comment right under their blog post about the interview with you. Then all you have to do is type in your name, email, and url of your web site. The url is optional. Then you type in your response in the comment box and then click ‘Post’.
you for caring about and making a difference in the lives of Georgia
Here is the link to Johnny’s post:
Here is the link to Johnny’s blog:
If you have any questions you can email me at xxxxxx.
I received this reply to my email from Representative Bruce.
This is wonderful! Representative Bruce is being educated on the good use you are all putting to blogging about what you are learning. He likes what you are doing and has even mentioned getting Johnny's help. We'll email him in class and invite him to our school! I hope he will come! Congratulations blogicians! Johnny was your representative that night but all of you are doing great work! Let the blogging soar!!