This week we had the chance to skype with some of our quad-blogging buddies,
Mr Salsich and his Grade 3 students in Connecticut, USA.
Our school day usually starts at 8.50 am
but we started our skype session at 8.30 am (Wednesday)
to fit in with Mr Salsich's class
where it was 2.30pm (Tuesday).
We can only manage to do this during our summer when our clocks are put forward and it's winter in Connecticut and the clocks are put back.
Chase, Maura, Anthony, Carla, Joey, Creighton and Hanna shared some facts about the state of Connecticut and we shared facts about the country of New Zealand.
Then we had time to answer questions and to share
items of interest.
We met Mr Salsich's class mascots.
Shea introduced us to Perezoso the Sloth and
Joey introduced us to Juan Pablo, the green tree frog.
Ganda introduced our mascot, Quicksilver the Kea.
Nathan showed his rugby ball.
It is a little different to an American football
as it doesn't have laces.
Paige shared her toy lamb,
because New Zealand has lots of sheep!
All too soon it was time for Mr Salsich's students
to get ready for home,
and time for us to get on with the rest of our day.
What similarities and differences did you notice?
Each place has a similar population but which place has more room for the people?
What is the difference between a state and a country?
What questions do you still have?