Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wild about weather

We all know I am a weather nerd. In the last year I became twitter buddies with one local meteorologist. Jeremy Reiner is the AM weather guy for the local NBC station, so I literally start my days with him and the news team at 5am. 

Then, last spring I had the lightbulb moment of "wait, I wonder if he does school visits..." Yup! He does! And Monday was finally the day for the big visit. Honestly, not sure who was more excited...me or the kids.
I happened to be at the front desk when he arrived and he instantly placed my face from my twitter picture and we joked about finally meeting in person!
He had a great presentation - the kids were able to show how much they already knew and we all learned a ton, too. You know it's good when a group of 9 year olds beg to not go to lunch and stay and ask more questions!
Overall a very exciting Monday! The kids had fun, I finally met a "twitter friend," and it was a very fun-ducational morning!

21 thoughts on the matter:

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

That is really cool! I've always liked weather, too.

Nicki said... {Reply}

PBS AND the Weatherman - honestly, I want to be in your class. You are a super cool and awesome teacher who knows how to make learning fun. Great job!

Snap said... {Reply}

what fun for everyone! the kids are very lucky to have you as their teacher.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

You seriously rock as an educator. If I were a principal and I have my own school, I'd want you on my team.

Sian said... {Reply}

THAT IS AWESOME!

adventsadventures said... {Reply}

Really, really cool lesson!!!! and it's really cool you know each other. :) Social Media is awesome!

Adrienne said... {Reply}

Oh my word - you know I'm so excited about this! He's amazing ~ and what a GREAT gift to take his energy and knowledge out and about to schools! You should be the poster child for the positive things social media has to offer!! Love, love, love it!!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

So much fun. I know my kids would love it if I could get a private visit for our "school" from the weather team. :) That's awesome Tamar!

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

How awesome is this! You know how to network on Twitter, don't you? What a treat for the kids and for you! We all love weather here too, and my kids are always on TWC on iPads.

The Artful Diva said... {Reply}

Nice that he gave the kids his time and expertise. I'm sure they enjoyed his visit!

Renae of Simple Sequins said... {Reply}

Wow, look at you being all assertive and getting a celeb to visit and teach. That is SOOOOOOO awesome!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

that is awesome!! my brother is on twc. I think you know that! lol.

Michaela said... {Reply}

I've never been a weather person, but ever since I started working in a company that makes devices for measuring the weather and the environment, I became fascinated with this topic.

Miranda said... {Reply}

This is SO NEAT! I wish I could have been there, too! :)

tinajo said... {Reply}

Haha, I can SO relate - all swedes are weather nerds..! :-)

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Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

You just have so much fun! I thought for sure my daughter would go into weather as a career...but history teacher it is!

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

so awesome!! I love twitter!

Deanna said... {Reply}

Oh that is just absolutely super, and how cool that he came. I bet it was a grand day enjoyed by all!!

Danelle M said... {Reply}

That's awesome! My kids love it when the the local weather guy comes to their school!

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

How very fun!

misc. alaina said... {Reply}

This is so cool! I have seen some of your tweets/replies with this weatherman before. So cool that he came to your class!

I also love watching the weather, and used to watch the weather channel every morning getting ready for the day when I was in college. Now I have to compromise with my husband and watch Tony & Tucker on Fox5!