By Kate Raddatz

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — Some kindergartners at a Twin Cities elementary school got a big surprise Wednesday.

Students at Pullman Elementary School in St. Paul Park have been using a WCCO foam microphone to interview other students and teachers about a book they read called “Love is.” Their teacher, Mrs. Mach, said it made them more confident in the classroom.

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“I have a lot of shy kids in my class but when they have the microphone they just went right up to kids and went ‘What is love!'” Mach said.

WCCO decided to show a little love back. Reporter Kate Raddatz showed up for a surprise visit, with enough WCCO microphones for the whole class.

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“This is Cora for WCCO,” 6-year-old Cora said, speaking into her new microphone.

“I think your reporters may have some people coming up that could take their jobs,” Mach laughed.

The students were already using their new microphones Wednesday, raising their hands and then answering spelling questions into their new mics. Mach said she may have to tweak the class plan to see how she can work the mics in if class participation keeps up.

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Watch the video to see the students’ reaction to the surprise visit.

Kate Raddatz