Friday, February 1, 2013

morning news

 In breaking news out of The Swamp, we had frost on our windshield this morning. We tried to spray it with washer fluid, which turned it into ice. Luckily, we had our trusty window scraper in the back and were able to drive within a few minutes, and didn't have too long of a delay in our morning commute.

We headed to the elementary school to watch Ethan be a news anchor. It's a six-week job he was selected for, and he gets to be a camera man for two weeks, a reporter for two weeks, and an anchor for two weeks. We had see it for ourselves, since Ethan can be reserved in front of people.

 But there was no reservation this morning. He even wore a silly costume, since it was Friday. He spoke clearly (although a little quiet), and even told a joke. His co-anchor was the principal.

 They've got a great program. The kids learn how to set up green screen backgrounds, insert photos or music, and work on the computers without any help. They learn how to use a camera, and how to read notes in front of the camera.

The screen behind them has a spinning globe, just like in real world news.
The kids were proud of that, after experimenting with a few other backgrounds.

I'm not sure I would have been brave enough to be on the news in fifth grade.
And especially to be on the news in a backwards cape.
In front of the whole school.

Chris and I admire Ethan's ability to just be himself, and to go for things he's interested in.

Here's the broadcast morning news if you're interested:

1 comment:

  1. That is so cool! Way to go Ethan! I don't think I would have been brave enough either. Maybe he has a future as a news anchor :).