Thursday, January 31, 2013

Questions from Canada

It's our first few days back at school after summer break and we've already had a skype call with a 
Grade 1 class 
at Florence Hallock School in Edmonton, Canada. 
The Grade 1 students were keen to talk to children from a rural area. Some questions arrived by email a few days ago for the B4 children to think about.

While we were talking we discovered that it is summer here and the temperatures have been around 25˚C to 30˚C here, and in Edmonton it is winter and the temperatures have been -25˚C to -35˚C!

Thank you for the call Grade 1 and teacher Tammy Thero-Soto. It was a lot of fun.
Nathan and Toby talk about what there is on Toby's farm.

Here are the questions from Canada:

1. Do you have kangaroos on your farm?
What other animals are on your farm?

2. What is your school like?

3. What things do you have on your farm?

4. What is the weather like where you live?

5. What do you do for fun on the farm?

6. Are your farms far away from school?
Do you have to drive to school?

7. What games do you play when you are at home and at recess?

8. What are the names of some of the friends in your class?

9. What is your favourite food to eat?

10. Do you have tables to sell small things during your lunch? (as a fundraiser)

B4 students - please add your answers as a comment. 
Remember to put the number of the question!

Visitors - you might like to answer some of the questions too - remember to say where in the world your school is!


  1. Mrs McKenzie and B4
    Such a great collaboration and connection and what a great experience from your students. I love the fact that you published the questions on your page, the questions about Kangaroos made me really, really smile. I think that the other class would have loved the experience and your students would have an exciting time to start 2013 talking to students on the other side of the world. Can't wait to see what your students and yourself will do during the year.
    Mr Webb and Room Five, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, Waikato.

  2. Dear B4
    Q1. We don't have kangaroos on our farm because kangaroos live in Australia
    and we live in New Zealand.
    On Jamie's farm she has cows cats chicks.
    On Ivy's farm she has cows cats dogs sheep balls calfs chickens.

    best wishes Jamie and Ivy.

  3. dear B4
    Q8 Our friends are Mason Nathan Lachy Gabriel Ricci

    Tarris and Cruiz

  4. Dear b4 Q6
    yes we do have to drive to school on the bus.

    from Olivia and Liv

  5. Dear B4
    Q9. We like pies and apples and oranges and chips and fish and chips and nachos KFC and lollies.

    warm wishes
    from Zaria and Ricci

  6. Dear B4
    Q2. In our school we have 200 kids. Kids from 5 to 18 plus our school is really big and fun because we have 2 playgrounds and we learn new things everyday .

    warm wishes Jiaxuan ☆ and Emily ★

  7. Dear b4
    Q4. Our weather is sunny most the times because it's summer. It mostly rains at night
    in the winter it only snows 1 or 2 times.

    from Mason and Gabriel

  8. Dear B4

    Thank you for posting about our skype experience. My students could not believe how similar life on a farm in New Zealand is to life on a farm in Alberta. They were also amazed you were just starting school. We end our school year in June. Our summer is in July and August. Right now, the cold spell has lifted and we are plus 3. We look forward to talking again. Enjoy your week!
    Tammy Thero-Soto and the Grade 1 class