A Captive Audience: Today John Wendel, a WCNC Meteorologist, came to speak to our 2nd graders about weather. I was able to do a little front-loading with them to get them excited about the event. Every time John would say something like “Light travels at 186,000 miles per second or lightning is only about 1/2 inch wide- the students would ooh and ahh. Right as he finished up with them- I whispered in his ear if he would entertain 90 Kinders for about 15 minutes…he immediately said yes! When the Kinders sat down, he said “It sure is raining outside” and the kids oohed and ahhed! I had to giggle- We have a captive audience at our fingertips every day. They listen to everything we say. This upcoming generation has a lot going for it and I, for one, am glad to be their teacher.