Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Weather Skype with 1D in Texas

We skyped with a class from a suburb of Dallas, Texas, USA to talk about the weather.
In New Zealand, it was 8.30am on Tuesday - our day usually begins at 8.50am so we had an early start. 
In Texas, it was 2.30 pm on Monday! 

What did we find out?
In New Zealand it is spring.
In Texas it is fall (autumn).

We measure temperature using degrees Centigrade (˚C).
They use degrees Fahrenheit (˚F).

In summer, an extremely hot day in Reefton might be 35˚C (about 95˚F).
A really hot day in Dallas, TX might be 100˚F.

This morning in Reefton the day was quite cool, and the temperature was about 10˚C (50˚F).
The temperature in Dallas, TX was about 80˚F (27˚C).

We had some time to compare notes about our classes.
We have 20 students. We are Year 1, 2 and 3s, and we are mostly aged 6 and 7, with one 8 year-old.

1D has 22 Grade 1 students, all aged six.

Both classes love doing Daily 5 at reading time!

Winter is the favourite season of Brooks, from 1D
Braedyn from B4 said his favourite season is summer.

We live in a community of just over 900.
1D live in a community of 35,000.

We live one hour away from a beach, but we have a school pool, a town pool and the river.
The children in 1D would need to drive for nine hours to get to a beach! However, they have a rec centre, and lakes, and backyard pools.

Which place is generally hotter - Reefton or Dallas?
What is your favourite season and why?


  1. Dear B4
    It is hotter in Dallas.
    Do you like skyping with another class?
    We had the skype the other day:)

    Bye for now Cal♔ b.

  2. Kia ora koutou B4,
    Hi its Zaria here, Korbyn, Kaylah and I really miss you all .
    My favourite season is summer because it is hotter.
    Please tell Kathleen we say thanks for sending down the photos of Olivia and Liv are on the bookshelf in my bedroom.
    Tell Mrs M I really miss her and B3.
    Kaylah really misses Mrs Lewis and Mrs Bass.

    Zaria Kira

  3. Dear Zaria
    It's great to hear from you! We miss you all too. I will pass on all of your messages.
    Right now I am longing for some warmer weather, as it is very chilly here this week. I did see some big kids playing at the river at Labour Weekend though!

    warm regards
    Mrs McKenzie

  4. Dear b4.
    We all like skyping.
    Have you had a skype in your class?
    Some of us feel nevrs when we skype.
    We meet all cinds of people when we skype!
    It is hotter in Dallas:)
    How meny people feel nevrs or happy?

    Your friend Cal♣ b.