Our Mystery Skype today took us to London! Not London, England though! London, Ohio! Mrs. Murphy's third grade class was amazing. They did a great job sharing Ohio facts with us. After the Skype session, we researched more about London, Ohio and found that the high school mascot is the Red Raider. Pretty cool!
In Target Reading, each student read a biography. The students then created a poster with facts and information about the person. Finally, the students created a green screen movie on Veescope to share what they learned! Click the link below to see what each child created!
Conner Jenna Tucker Brylie
Logan Evan Catheryn Callie
Alex Alexis Dakota
Today we connected with Mrs. Fitzgerald's Fourth Grade Class in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Our Principal, Mr. Allai, got to experience this Mystery Skype. It was really cool to connect with another class from the central time zone. My students were surprised to hear that Sioux Falls has over 20 elementary schools! Wow!
The students just finished learning about the resources of the Southeast Region of the United States. One resource the students learned about was coal. Coal can be found in the mountains of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia. Coal used to be found in southeast Kansas and Frontenac. The mining done in our area was called strip mining.
To demonstrate what strip mining was like and the reclamation process of mining, each student has the opportunity to mine coal (chocolate chips) out of a piece of land (cookie). The students had to make sure that the land (cookie) was returned back to its natural state. What a fun way to learn about the resources of the Southeast Region and how it connects with our area!
This Mystery Skype was a little different. I had the opportunity to speak with high school students from all over the State of Kansas at the Future Educators Conference at Pittsburg State University. The high school students learned about Mystery Skypes and how beneficial they are. We then did a Skype with Mrs. Corey's class in New Castle, Delaware. The students at the conference really enjoyed it!
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