Weather was the hot topic when Channel 2's morning team visited Elmcrest Elementary School in Reno last Friday.
With the help of a globe and weather maps, Meteorologist Jeff Martinez gave the kids a brief look at how he prepares for a daily newscast.
"And at the poles - what is it?," asks Martinez.
The class answers "cold!"
The third graders also had plenty of questions about news for our morning anchor John Potter.
While this group may be years away from joining the work force, their teachers say it's in the early days when many of us decide what we want to be when we grow up.
"It gives them better, broader ideas that there's more jobs out there besides doctors and teachers," says teacher Heidi Keen-Burt.
Parent and teacher's aide Denielle Capozzi adds, "It shows here that she has to work hard to be successful and that there is so much out there."
Elmcrest Elementary is a Title I school, which means the majority of their students live in poverty.
"We want them to think higher of themselves and say 'maybe I want to be the weather man, because I also find our changing weather interesting here in Reno,'" says teacher Jennifer Hixon.
Another thing they found interesting - the microphone that Andi was holding. After a little tutorial on reporting, we gave a couple of kiddos a shot in front of the camera.
"The weather's going to be beautiful with highs in the forties..."
"Covering the story, Alex Acala for Channel 2 News."
The kids are also being asked to write up a report on what they want to be in the future.
"Giving them the option to grow and to succeed and to want more of themselves is what we're hoping from this project," says Hixon.
Written by Andi Guevera