Our Mystery Skype journey continued today! We connected with Ms. Jones Fourth Grade Class in Glenburn, Maine. We learned that they are the blueberry capital of the world. We also learned that Maine is famous for the lobsters that are caught in their shores. Really cool!
Our Mystery Skype on Friday took us to Union, Kentucky. This was a perfect time to Skype with this class because we are beginning to learn about the Southeast Region. Before we started the Skype, many students had to turn their shirts backwards so that we didn't give away our location. : ) We learned that Union is really close to Cincinnati, Ohio.
In Target Reading, we just finished a unit about poetry. Students learned about stanzas, verses, and rhyme pattern. We also created a fun art/poetry project called Found Poetry. Students took a page from a discarded book in the library. They then looked for words on the page to create their own poem. Check out the creations below!
Mystery Skype #13 took us to Hay Springs, Nebraska. What a fascinating community! We learned they are one of the smallest schools in Nebraska. We also learned that they only have 7 students in 5th grade. What a great group to connect with!
Recently we connected with students down in Lakeland, Florida. This one was challenging because we had to find the city they were located in. We learned that they were in the middle of a cold spell in Florida. It was 85 degrees!! The weather sure is different here in Kansas!
Recently we connected with a classroom in Grosse Point, Michigan. This town is a suburb of Detroit. We learned that hockey is a popular sport among the students! Very Cool!
We have completed one-fifth of our journey across the United States! Today we connected with Mrs. Cave's class in Hilliard, Ohio. Our students learned so much from them. Did you know the State Tree of Ohio is the Buckeye?
Our 9th Mystery Skype of the school year took us to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We were able to connect with Mrs. McLean's class. Mrs. Allai, our guest teacher for the day, and Mrs. Brauer, our student teacher, took the lead in this one because I was away at technology conference. The students had a great time!
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