CLARK – By the power of modern technology, third graders in Barbara Jean Delnero’s class at F.K. Hehnly School in Clark were able to chat with soldiers in a ‘far away land’ known to us as Kuwait.
Via Skype, an online video calling service, the class talked to Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian J. Iungerman and other soldiers from their patrol boat stationed in Kuwait. Prior to the video call, the class researched Kuwait and its people, land, and history and then prepared questions for the soldiers. Iungerman video chats with his third-grade daughter in Pennsylvania on a regular basis so he was a pro at answering these third graders’ questions!
Delnero, the students’ teacher, grew up with Iungerman in Roselle Park, where he was the youngest of 10 children. When she heard her childhood friend was in Kuwait, Delnero thought it would be a great learning experience for her class to talk to the soldiers and learn about the country in which they were stationed.
Soldiers from Kuwait smile on the screen behind Barbara Jean Delnero’s third-grade class class at F.K. Hehnly School in Clark.
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