Mrs. Lambach's class participated in a Mystery Skype with a class in Oklahoma. This was the first Mystery Skype experience for the students and to help prepare them Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Crilley brainstormed questions to ask, and also information about NC that we can share with the class. The class played a practice round with Mrs. Lambach holding a mystery state and the students asking questions to narrow down her state.
On the actual Skype day, students asked questions like "Are you east of the Mississippi River?", "Do you border the Pacific Ocean?", "Are you North of Colorado?" and "Does your state start with a consonant?" Our students used their maps to answer questions about North Carolina from the other class and to use the process of elimination to guess the other classes' state!
The other class guessed North Carolina first! But, after 2 more questions, Mrs. Lambach's class was able to guess Oklahoma! After we both guessed - we asked each other questions about our classes like "What grade are you in?", "What city are you in?" and a few others! Our students were disappointed to hear that the other school does not wear uniforms to school and they get out for winter break on Thursday (we have to wait until Friday!). Mrs. Lambach's students decided they were ready to move to Oklahoma!