Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Skyping with Canada

Today we skyped with Mrs Watson and the 123s. Their school year is over on Wednesday, but when they come back to school in September we hope to skype with them again.

What did we find out?
They have a grizzly bear wandering around on their island at the moment. It must have swum across the sea to get there.

Their school day is 9am - 2.45 pm. Ours is 8.50 - 3pm.
It was 9am Tuesday in New Zealand but it was 2pm Monday in Canada. Our school day was just starting and theirs was nearly over.
Their principal is a female, but they only see her 3 times a month. AJ Elliott Elementary school is a satellite school.
Today there were 5 boys and 11 girls in their class. Some children were away. We had 8 boys and 12 girls because Luka is away.
We counted to 10 in Maori - tahi, rua, toru, wha, rima, ono, whitu, waru iwa, tekau.
They counted to 10 in French - une, deux, trois, quartre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix.
We shared some sports, hobbies and pastimes. Tessa showed her rugby medal and trophy. Nikaya and Adam showed their rugby boots. Rosealeigha showed her netball uniform.
Thor showed his skateboard. JiaJia showed her soft-toy Kereru (wood pigeon).
From Canada, Michael showed a special coin from his collection. Sophia showed the trophy she got for playing checkers. And we saw a soft-toy cat.
They have been learning times tables and division. So have we.
Once they get to Grade 8 they have to go on the ferry to school each day. We can stay at the same school until we have finished Year 13.
Their $1 and $2 coins are called Loonies and Toonies.

It was a lot of fun meeting our friends.


  1. On the 29th of june we'll be skyping canada.

  2. When we where skyping with Canada i got to wear my Netball unifron

  3. When we skyped the canada kids they showed some of there money

  4. Mihihea RangihikaJuly 2, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    Dear Mrs watson and the 123s

    thank you for skyping canadian friend.we like to skype to mrs lewis and mrs watson.we can skype with you again in september we can.after the holidays i am moving to B3.

    on the 4 of July i am going on a train with 3 girls and 1 boy its going to be fun on a train because i went on a steam engine her name is joana and she is a black train its going to be fun

    i am going to miss mrs mckenzie and mrs wistrand.
    i am going to miss the yr 2s and the yr 3s.
    canada was in north america because lots people go to reefton to go to do shopping and go to school.thank you so much to skype with us.

    by Mihihea Rangihika