Friday, September 3, 2010

Skype with Tokomaru

This  morning we skyped with Mrs B's Year 1/2/3 class at Tokomaru School near Palmerston North in the North Island.

What did we find out?
They have 5 girls and 8 boys in their class. We have 12 boys and 8 girls.
We both have libraries in our school.
Tokomaru School goes up to Year 8 and there are 48 children in the school.
We go to Year 13 and there are about 220 children in the school.
We have been reading legends and they have been reading fairy tales.
They don't have an interactive whiteboard but they do use a projector.
At Tokomaru they have an assembly every second Friday. We have one every Friday.
At Tokomaru they can order fish and chips for lunch every second Friday. We can order them every Friday, but only on Fridays.
Both classes have children who want to be policemen or soldiers when they grow up, and both classes have children who want to be vets.
Other children wanted to be teachers, principals, a carpet layer, in the army, or to be a nurse. We have children who want to be a zookeeper, fireman and rugby players.

It was fun to find out about other New Zealand children.
What other questions would you have liked to ask them?


  1. Room 1 at Tokomaru SchoolSeptember 3, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Hi B4,

    It was a pleasure to talk to you this morning. We learnt so many things. After we talked to you we thought about what we had learnt:

    Listening skills
    Asking open questions (not just yes/no answers)
    Answering questions
    Communication skills
    Information about others that we didn't know before

    Thank you for talking with us, and we are really looking forward to doing it again some time.

  2. Mrs McKenzie and class B4September 3, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    Dear Room 1
    We really enjoyed talking with you too, and would love to talk again sometime.
    We think that those listening and communication skills are ones that we like to practice also.
    from B4

  3. We like skping with you and we liked your questions. from liam manaia

  4. @ B4,

    We really like this post we really think it is nice.

    We really like this post and we want to be in your grade as well.

    Best Wishes,
    Meg and Keira 2KJ

  5. Dear Meg and Keira
    Thank you for commenting on one of our posts.
    Skyping is such a lot of fun and we look forward to skyping with your class again soon.

    from Mrs McKenzie

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