Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Math Skype!

Only four days into the new school year and already the students in Room 310 are Global Learners! Today, we connected with a group of 3rd graders from the Jack Stuart School in Alberta, Canada. Their teacher, Mr. Wilson, wanted his students to have some real world Data to analyze.

The 3rd Grade students created a poll: What is your Favorite Animal? Choices were given: Lion, Tiger, Monkey and Parrot. Each student in room 310 was able to share their favorite. The totals were tallied and from our class 1 student chose Lion, 6 chose Tiger, 9 Monkey and 3 parrot. Their job will be to create a bar graph which will be shared via student blogs.

After the math portion our classes exchanged information about our schools. We learned that we are very similar even though we are many, many, many miles apart. Did you know that in Canada the temperature is measured in degrees Celsius?

The students in both classrooms were great representatives of their communities and look forward to future connections!

Can you remember something else we learned from our new friends in Canada?




24 comments:

  1. The third grade classroom's mascot is a Jaguar.

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  2. The Jack Stuart School color is red.

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  3. doing the math skype was awesome! It was fun to learn about other schools in other countries.A fact I learned about the Jack Stuart school in western Canada was that their mascot is a Jaguar

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    1. i learned that the jack stuart school is in camrose, western canada

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    2. Hi my name Is Hannah.I learned that your colers are blue and orange. They are close to new Englend Patriots field is very close to their school.

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  4. Thank you all for commenting. I think it was a great way to be introduced to skype - it was so much fun because everyone got to participate.

    Mrs. Carroll

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  5. I think the idea of Skyping and becoming global learners is so exciting! Zach came home and shared all about talking to the class in Canada; I think this is a great way for the children to learn in a whole new way!

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      Skyping and video conferencing really "flattens" the classroom walls and provides the students with an opportunity to experience all different kinds of learning. I am hoping to surprise the students with many more types of calls in the coming days!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  6. math skyping was fun something i learned about Jack stuart school is that their school color is red

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    1. Hi my is Mackenzie. I learned that Boydens school colours are orange and blue.I learned that they only have nineteen students in there class. New Engaland patriots feild is very close to their school.

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  7. Thank you so much for allowing us to "visit" your classroom. It was a great pleasure to share our first Skype call of the year with you. My students are eagerly awaiting our next Skype call. We are also excited to share our Bar Graphs with you in the coming weeks. We also appreciated learning about your class and community. We visited your school on GoogleEarth. We were wondering if there is a pool close to your school?
    Thanks again for the great learning experience,
    Mr. Wilson and the JSS3W class

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    1. hi mr.wilson i learned about you school is that you colors are red and you mascot is a jaguar and you guys live in canada it is freezing in canada isn't it i hope we will skype back to you soon bye

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  8. I realy liked the math skype.I love to ask questins.Do you?

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    1. Hi Kyan,
      I liked the math skype and asking questins to!

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  9. That was fun doing Skipe with your class.I can't wait till we get to see your class agan.Have you Skiped other classes befor?

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    1. no but you class was the first one to skype with

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  10. Hi, my name is Taylor. I learned that your school name is Boyden. It is near Boston. What is your mascot?

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    1. our mascot is a bulldog the boyden bulldogs

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  11. Hi my name is Meadoow.I love skype with you.What is your mascot?

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  12. Hi my name is Chance. a couple things I lernd was ther school is calld Boyden. Your school colors are orange and blue.

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    1. Chance,
      Great job remembering our information! My class has remembered things about your school as well. It was great fun skyping with you all.

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  13. Hi my is name Zack one thing I lerned the coulors is orange and blue.

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  14. I loved the math skype and that we were global learners.

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    1. I love that you will be global learners too. There are so many wonderful ways to collaborate and we are just beginning. I think you will enjoy the connections we will be making.

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