Mrs. Burleson's class had a fun time playing Mystery Skype with Mr. Windisch's 5th grade class in Idaho!
Questions asked included ... "Do you border an ocean?" ... "Are you east of the Mississippi River?" ... "Are you south of South Carolina?" ... "Are you west of Colorado?" ... and many more!
After, we asked questions about our schools and learned more about our new friends! It was such a fun experience!
Today, Mrs. Reyes' class got to play Mystery Skype with Mrs. Griffin's 5th grade class in Arkansas!
Several questions asked were:
We eventually narrowed down our states to Oklahoma and Arkansas and they knew we were in the Southeast region, bordered Tennessee and did not border West Virginia. We then guessed each other's states one after another! We then got to learn about each other's states and schools and ask questions about the school day! We had so much fun getting to know our new friends in Arkansas!
Mrs. Shoop's 5th grade class participated in a different version of Mystery Skype. Rather than asking questions "live", the classes exchanged voice messages using Voxer.
Each morning students would ask the other class a question; and send a response to the question that was asked of them. The students anxiously awaited a response each day from the other class; and were excited to discover their mystery location first...ARKANSAS!!
Mrs. Moir's 2nd grade class participated in a Mystery Number Skype...our first at Knollwood this year! Each student had a 100 chart and a dry erase marker to mark out numbers as clues are given.
We brainstormed questions before the Skype using our math vocabulary such as even, odd, greater than, less than. Our Skype partner was a 2nd grade class in Spring Creek, Nevada.
The students did a great job of asking questions and marking off numbers to guess the other class's number, 65, first!
Mrs. Nulty's 2nd grade class joined the fun collaborative project #epicpals after Mrs. Crilley and Mrs. Cunningham connected with Sara Malchow, a 1st grade teacher in Wisconsin that has started this fun challenge.
The challenge is simple: each month Mrs. Malchow chooses books from Epic! and creates a Padlet to go along with them. She shares the QRs codes to the Padlet boards, and asks students from classes all over the country to add their reviews and recommendations.
During library time Mrs. Nulty's class read Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach together, and added their posts to the board. It was fun to read responses from classes in Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin and then add our North Carolina posts!
The class is excited to read more #epicpals books and add to other boards!