Is spring coming? Here in Ontario we have been wondering when we will see changes tht represent spring. This week we Skyped with Ms. Lowe’s Kindergarten class in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Ms. Lirenman’s grade one class in Surrey, British Columbia. We discovered that the class in Winnipeg is still playing in their snow hills. The class in Surrey only experienced ice days. Spring is lush and green in Surrey.
The students asked the following questions to Ms. Lirenman’s class;
How far is the drive from your school to my school?
How many people have you Skyped?
How many videos have you made?
Why is the grass and trees so green?
Why are the trees pink?
What do you do at recess? do you have a hopscotch on your playground?
The children asked their questions and answered the questions from the other classes. At the end of each Skype session the students complimented the class. On Friday each child wrote a reflection on our Skype calls. One student wrote they liked to give the compliments the other class. These sessions are beginning to teach students how to connect globally and be responsible digital citizens. They are beginning to understand that we treat each other respectfully on line and provide positive feedback. We are looking forward to Skyping with Ms. Dunsiger’s class on Wednesday.
“I like to Skype because we get to compliment them.”