Monday, February 14, 2011

Skyping about 'Flat Stanley' with 2KM and 2KJ

B4 and B3 had a great Skype session with 2KM and 2KJ in Australia.
We have all been 
reading 'Flat Stanley', and we asked each other 
some questions about the story.
It was a good chance to try some of our inference and recall skills.
Lots of children liked the chapter about Stanley helping to catch 
the sneak thieves in the Museum.

We also got to ask some questions to compare our schools.
We have 9 Year 2s, but in their school there are 100 Grade 2s!
2KM and 2KJ each have 21 students. 
B4 and B3 each have 18 students.
Children at both schools have art, music and PE. 
They learn Indonesian and we learn Maori, so we showed each other how we count to 10.

At the end of the call the children decided that it would be fun if they make Flat Stanleys and send them for holidays in New Zealand or Australia.

Watch out in a couple of weeks to read about the adventures of the Flat Stanleys.

Have you ever read 'Flat Stanley'?
What was your favourite chapter?

Thanks to the student teacher in 2KM/2KJ for this transcript of the session:

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mrs McKenzie and B4,

    It was terrific to skype with you and B3 yesterday.

    I like the way you have been learning about inferences. That is something Miss Jordan and I love to teach too. We did lots of inference work with the 2010 2KM and 2KJ classes.

    We're so glad we could think of the idea of sending Flat Stanleys to each other. That will be fun!

    I enjoyed seeing your photos from your side of the Skype call.

    I'm very excited because after school today I got your postcard! I can't wait to show it to 2KM and 2KJ tomorrow. We hope to write some postcards tomorrow too.

    Your friend,
    Mrs Morris