Mrs. Tuit's 4th grade class participated in a mystery skype with a school in West Virginia, their first mystery skype experience! The students did a great job of studying their maps and asking questions.
Ms. Coley was the substitute teacher with the class today and she did a great job marking the class map as states were eliminated.
After asking if their state bordered an ocean and if the state name had 2 words we were quickly able to narrow down the state to WEST VIRGINIA!!
After skyping the classes shared some facts, and we were excited to learn we both have the Cardinal as our state bird!
Mrs. Johnson's 4th grade class participated in a Mystery Skype with 4th graders in North Dakota. The students did a great job of marking states off their maps and the question of "Do you border another country" really helped narrow things down!
We were excited to guess their location first; and it was fun to help them quickly discover we were in North Carolina.
We loved exchanging facts about our schools. Their students also had iPads; though the only school has 300 students! Grades K-12! A different environment from our life here in NC for sure.
Mrs. Kelly's 2nd grade class skyped with author Mona Kirby, about her book Owney the Mail Pouch Pooch. Though we had some technical difficulties, we were able to continue the conversation via cell phone!
We loved learning about this dog's miraculous journey as part of the postal system and all the places it traveled. Ms. Kirby shared about how long the writing process can take, it took 10 years for her book to be published!
Mrs. Delgado's kindergarten class participated in a Mystery Number Skype with a K/1 class combination class in Billings, Montana. We found out that the combination class was made up of 6 kindergarteners and 11 1st graders...the only ones in the whole school. The entire school only had 65 students! This was a big shock to us since Knollwood has 675 students!
We practiced Mystery Number earlier in the week so we were excited to play the game with another class. Our number was 14, and the class did a great job of giving away the secret!
We asked questions about bigger and smaller, what numbers were part of their number, and what numbers it was between to successfully find out their number was 46! The class was so excited to guess the mystery number first! We used a 100s chart to track our results.
A 4th grade class participated in a mystery Skype with a class in New Hampshire. The states had several things in common, so many questions were repeated: border an ocean, east of Mississippi River, and 2 words in the state name!
Unfortunately the students did not guess their mystery class first, but they had a fun time eliminating possible states on the map. We all practiced our map skills narrowing down the small states in the northeast!
After correctly guessing each other's location we shared facts about our schools.