Skyping with 2KJ in Australia!

We Skyped with Miss Jordan and 2KJ in Victoria, Australia!

2KJ has been helping us learn about the seasons all around the world. It is spring in Australia while it is fall here in the U.S.A. The third grade classes celebrated all their hard work on the BookQuest with a fall party. Since 2KJ has done such a wonderful job helping us learn, we thought it would be a great idea to invite them to our party. 2KJ and 2KM joined us LIVE on Skype. It was the first time that any of these Techie Kids have used Skype. They were so happy they could see and hear our buddies in Australia while they talked with us. Thank you to our special friends who made this party such a memorable experience!


We learned some super-cool facts about life in Australia.


Our party was at 5:30pm on Monday night, but for 2KJ, it was 9:30am on Tuesday morning!

Australia’s total population is around 21,000,000 people.

The students at Leopold Primary School wear uniforms and we do not.

It does not snow where 2KJ lives in Victoria.

We say that we “root” for a team. In Australia, they “barrack” for a team.

The Ashes Cricket tournament takes place in Australia during the summer.

They enjoy watching the Melbourne Cup and Geelong Cup horse races and participate by having “sweeps.” This is when the names of the horses are put in a hat and they pull out a name to find out what horse they want to win. They get a prize if their horse comes in first!

They like to eat vegetables, fruit, and Vegemite.

The students especially enjoyed hearing that Miss Jordan was able to look out the window at her family’s house in the country and see kangaroos.  We thought that would be awesome!!


Thanks for teaching us so much about your country!



Image by Clement, Melissa. dsc_0297.jpg. 2009. Pics4Learning. 24 Nov 2010


Our photographers went right to work to help us remember our party. Cameron, Kayla, Trisha, Bryce, Noah, William, Jenna, and Evelina were busy taking pictures of all the fun. Enjoy the slideshows!



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51 thoughts on “Skyping with 2KJ in Australia!

  1. Dear Techie Kids,

    I loved skyping with you on Tuesday morning (Monday evening for you). It was very special to be part of your very first skype experience and you all did a wonderful job speaking to the camera.

    I enjoyed hearing about your Thanksgiving, as it is not something we celebrate in Australia.

    Skyping is a wonderful activity for students to be involved in because it is so great to learn about other people and countries. My students have such a good understanding of geography compared to what I did at their age. And it’s all because of the global connections we have made!

    I think it’s a great time to be a primary school student! 🙂

    Keep up the great work!

    Your friend,
    Miss Jordan

  2. Dear Techie kids,
    We enjoyed skypeing with you!

    We have a question for you.
    Do you go fishing in fall?

    from Marcus and Heath

    • Dear Marcus and Heath,

      Yes, we do go fishing in the fall. One year my grandma and I went to Lake St. Clair and we caught a really small Bass. We also go fishing in her pond, but all we ever catch is Bluegill and Catfish. Have you guys ever been fishing?


  3. Dear 3rd Grade Classes and Mrs.Moore,
    Wow it must have been fun skpying with 2KJ.I totally wish I could be there!
    I bet you guys had a lot of fun that night! What was it like skyping with someone from another continent??? I hope you have something like that for fourth grade Mrs. Moore!! I think skyping is a good idea in school because if you really think about it involes soical studies. I mean don’t you learn about other places in soical studies?
    Your Pal,

  4. Dear Techie Kids,

    How was it? Did you guys have fun? It looks like you kids had a party. Was the food good? Well hope you had fun!

    Your Friend,

  5. Dear Techie Kids,

    I think that skyping is a good thing to have because you can have long distance friend ship with people around the world.

    Got to go


  6. Dear Mrs. Moore and Techie Kids readers,

    I think Skype is important to use in school because it is hard to get to know other people without actually “meeting” them. From your pictures it seems like you third graders had a lot of fun. My class has our own blog called the SKiNNY and we got a chance to Skype with a class in New Zealand.


  7. Dear Techie Kids,

    How was the party? Did you guys have fun? It looked like it,I hope you had fun.

    Your Friend,

  8. I think it’s pretty cool you got to skyp with 2kj we got to skyp with our pin pals from New Zeland earlier in the school year

  9. Dear Tchie Kids,
    I loved all of the photos of the kids and it looked like a a fun time. I hope you guys liked the the skype party.

  10. Dear Techie kids,

    That slid show of the fall skip party was cool! I hop you had fun!

    your friend,

  11. Dear Techie Kids

    Those videos where really super great keep it up cause there are some pretty good things out there for everyone to see from you guys and I bet people want to see more keep it up those were great.

    Sincerely Keiarra

  12. Dear 2KJ
    I think all school’s should have a blog. I think it is a good idea to use in school’s so all the schools can keep in touch.Do you have any pumpkins their in Australia?
    Techie Kids

  13. Dear, Techie Kids

    I think skype in schools is a good idea because you can build friend ships.
    Good job 3ed Graders!


  14. Dear Mrs.Moore,3rd graders and 2KJ,
    I hope you guys had fun at your party!!I think that skype is a good idea for school because you can meet and talk to people all over the world!Oh and 2KJ, what is it like at your school?? What is your favorite subject?Maybe i should look up some stuff online!I got to go!!
    Your Blog Buddy,

  15. Dear Mrs.Moore

    I hope you had fun at your skype party. It looks like you had a lot of fun! I think it is important to skype because you can learn things that other people do there whole life. I bet you guys learned a lot at the skype party

    your buddy, ryan

  16. Dear Techie Kids,
    I think its good to skype with each other because we can talk to each other and meet each other. Different things are we dont go to the same school and we dont live by each other. Another couple reasons are we live in diffrent places we do not go to the same school.I think theese are all good answers but the coolest thing is we are skyipng with eachother thanks for talking see you next time.
    Kenedy and Techie Kids

  17. Dear Techie Kids,
    I think Skyping is great for schools because it’s a good opportunity to talk and see other people around the world like we did with 2kj. My favorite part about it was when we got to ask them questions and communicate. I honistly think it’s great! I cant belive 2kj have kangaroos!!! We look out are window in the morning and see deer and raccoon and they see kangaroo!!! Can you imagine going to school wearing a uniform every day?
    Love, Sara

  18. Dear 3rd graders
    Wow I went to the fall party. It was so fun I learned so many new things about Australia. After that they all had food it was great I hope we have a party like this.o:

    sincerely Jaimie

  19. Dear Techi Kids,

    HI! I love the pics and I think you should put up more, if u have any more. I think u guys r soo lucky that u get to skyp. I wish my class could, but there some kids that are kinda chaty. We’ll I hope u all had fun. BYE!

  20. dear, 3rd graders

    You guys did a amazing job on writing and making GREAT photos.Good job on everything. It looks like you had a great time.Hope you had fun!!!!!!


  21. Dear third graders,

    You did a great job on the pictures you took. I really liked the slide shows you made. I think that it is really impressive how you took all those fantastic pictures.


  22. Dear Techie Kids
    Im a student from Mrs. Watsons class.You must of had lots of fun skyping with 2kj in Australia!I think that my class skyped with them befor.
    From Oceana

  23. Dear Miss Jordan and 2KJ,

    It was soooooo cool to get a chance to skyp with another second grade class in Australia. It was the best thing that ever happened to me in my life so far! It was even cooler that I got to talk first out of all the kids that were there. I had so much fun skyping with you and your class. Hope to see and skyp with you guys soon! Bye!
    You pal,


  24. Dear Mrs. Moore,

    My sister went to the party and she said she had a lot of fun. I think Skype is a fun and safe activity. By the way good job third graders.


  25. Dear Mrs. Moore

    I think the school should skyp ,so we can get better at writing things. Also you can learn how to speak more better.

    Your , friend Natalie

  26. I think it would be good
    for scyping in class
    because we could meet
    and talk with other people
    and make friends

    sincerely Danielle.