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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!
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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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What was your favorite part about skyping with 2KJ?
What are some similarities or differences between our class and 2KJ?
Why do you think Skype is a good idea to use in schools?
Hey, this is Kassidy and Jessie here!
What is your favorite sport and why?
Our favorite sport is soccer because it’s fun, you get to hang with your friends, and it’s fun to kick the ball around. Also you get to score goals and have a great time. It’s athletic and it’s a great time to be outside and get moving. So we would like to know what’s your favorite sport and why?
Have a great weekend and summer. Talk to you guys soon!
Kassidy and Jessie
Image by Kolk, Melinda. soccerball.jpg. Aug-00. Pics4Learning. 8 Jun 2010 <http://pics.tech4learning.com>
What a lovely day to spend at Comerica Park! The sun was shining, the temperature was perfect, and my Tiger’s pulled out another victory. I can’t imagine who wouldn’t love a day like today.
Unless you’re a Red Sox fan…
Tell me about a game that you attended or played in and what made it so great.
Hey it’s the JJ Duo here again and I just have to say I’m so glad that college basket ball is over, so we can get closer and closer to the new season and see how Michigan State’s going to mess up again. This time Michigan is going to be there with state in the finals . When state messes up their going to get bumped. Finally states ego caught up with them and it’s going to eat at them the rest of the off season. There going to have to share the spotlight with a team who was better than them the whole time and just didn’t show it. I’m going to add, Michigan love em or hate em, there here and here to stay. I prefer to love em. I just thought WE’D have a quick talk with our auideance. keep commenting we need our fans. Michigan and Michigan State . See you for part 4.
Hey everyone! It’s me Abby (again)! I want to ask you guys about sports! Now I play soccer and I love it! Now I know there is a lot of sports out there,but I don’t know much about them. So I thought you guys could leave a comment telling me what sport you play and what is your favorite part of it! That way I will know a little more about the game! Thank-you!!!
Hey it’s the JJ Duo, and for the first time were hitting your thoughts on the NBA in some opinions the greatest rivalry ever! Celtics and Lakers. Now in my opinion and many more the Lakers hands down are going to sweep the competition and win for the second year in a row and the one starter and star who’s going to lead them there is the one and only Kobe Bryant. I mean he is the greatest game saver in the world I think he is going to be the only star to win three champioships in a row since Micheal “Air” Jordan. Really I don’t think that LeBron James has what it takes to live up to Jordan’s number. I don’t think it’s going to happen I don’t but, Kobe has what it takes he has Jordan’s if you gaurd me i’m just going to move around you somehow method. Nobody really has been able to do things the way these two basketball heros have . I think were done. JJ Duo signing out and be sure to comment on who you like most or who you think is going to win. See you for part 2.
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Here’s the JJ duo and once again we were right. Michigan State got to the final four and loss 74-72 because they messed up and missed there 3 point opportunity. For the past 11 years straight Tom Izzo slipped again! This year Michigan is going to be ready and there going to make it farther. Another thing, yeah Michigan wasn’t in theNCAA finals but State lost in the semi-finals like the J.J. Duo predicted! I mean it’s so simple. just face it that Michigan State won’t be making it to the championship title anytime soon. but Michigan is coming and i can’t wait until michigan beats State in every sport and will win the NCAA basketball title. That’s a fact and promise! See you for part 3.
I’d like to know how many of you have ever gone fishing, and if you have gone fishing, how big was the biggest fish you caught? For those of you who haven’t ever gone fishing before, try it! Its pretty fun as long as you have a ton of patience, and can handle a hook. P.S. If you don’t like touching worms, don’t try fishing.