Students in Ms. Carroll’s French 4 class had been planning to visit Lower Villa and St. Pat’s to read books and visit with some of the students. When schools closed down, the French students decided to carry on and conduct story time via video.
Senior Maddy Ryan wrote to the teachers asking them to share the video with their classes. “I was excited to be able to engage with young kids while being able to learn at the same time,” Maddy wrote. “My classmates and I have created an alternative, a video of this story time. We learned a lot in the process about video-making. It took so many different takes to create this story time that I share with you today. We worked really hard on this video, and we sincerely hope you will share it with your students. ”
Although she was disappointed, Maddy looked on the bright side, and offered a positive message to the younger students. “We learn here at Villa that we are better together, particularly through these challenging times.”