Making Connections with Skype

Well, that was fun! We have to give a great big THANK YOU to Mrs. Watson and the 1/2/3’s! It was so nice to meet all of you. We had such a lovely time Skyping.
We learned many wonderful facts from our friends in British Columbia, Canada. Here are some of the highlights:

We both started blogging about the same time this year.
There are 38 students at A.J. Elliott Elementary and 328 at Sugarbush.
800 people live in their town and 11,000 live here.
Our temperature was 82° F (28°C) compared to their 52°F (11°C).
The 1/2/3’s live on an island and we live on a peninsula.
It was interesting to hear that they have wolves, birds, white-tailed deer, ocean life, and 1 unwanted grizzly bear!
We compared our Lake St. Clair to their Big Lake, which Mrs. Watson said was actually small!
The 1/2/3’s enjoy marbles, sports and swimming.
Their area is best known for 100 year old houses.
We learned that the 1/2/3’s take swimming lessons and it can be quite an adventure just to get to the pool. They take a ferry, walk to a bus, change at the pool, and then wait for the lifeguard!
We especially enjoyed listening to each other’s national anthems. The 1/2/3’s sounded fantastic as they sang “O Canada.” After the Techie Kids sang the “Star-Spangled Banner,” both classes remarked that we felt like we were attending a hockey game! That was fun for both Canucks and Red Wings fans!


"And the Rockets' RED Glare..."

Image by matt.hintsa, Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.o Generic License.


Here are clip’s Mrs. Watson found on YouTube with each of our countries national anthems.



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16 thoughts on “Making Connections with Skype

  1. Wow it was so much fun getting to skipe with ya’ll! 🙂 Plus Mrs.Moore was right you guys sounded fantastic as you sang O’ Canada!! 🙂 Keep blogging!!

  2. Hi,
    I cant wait until the Skype!Its going to be so much fun and so cool.
    Your friend Samantha.

  3. – Zach

    I think that the National Anthem post is very interesting. I’ve always wondered if the other countries had National Anthems, and now I know! The post is also very funny because if you click the ‘faster’ button twice, it sounds like Alvin and the chipmunks. You might want to try it!

  4. Dear Techie kids

    The video is awesome and cool.

    The video is great.

    The picture is beautiful.

    Your friend,

  5. Its Rachel Here 😀
    That was so much fun!! I’m so glad that Mrs. Moore pick our class to do that!! Give Mrs. Moore a BIG THANK YOU!!! 😛

  6. Dear Techie Kids,

    I love the Canadian national anthem O Canada and with a little practice I can probably play it on my trumpet. It looks like you guys had fun.


  7. Dear Mrs.Moore,

    I love Skype! I have it at my house. Usually I Skype with my great aunt. She lives in Massachusetts. That’s a good way of getting to catch up with friends and family you don’t really get to see very often.

    Your Friend,

  8. Dear Techie Kids,
    I can`t wait to be doing Skype with the Classroom Connection it will be FANTASTIC. It`s fantastic for me because I have never ever done Skype in my life. It will be very interesting because I`v heard Its fun so I look ford to be doing Skype for the 1st time in my life.
    Its going to be FUN!!!!!!!!!!

    Alyssa in Ms vivians Year 3 Super Star class. 😆 😛 😕

  9. Dear Techie Kids,
    Its going to be FUN! When we do our skype conference.

    From Ethan 😆 😎 😛