We did it!

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There was extra excitement in room 6 today because we had our first Skype video call with another class. We connected with a grade 2/3 class from Gig Harbour Academy in Gig Harbour, Washington. Initially I thought the school was in Washington, D.C. so we looked that up on our map and talked about where Barack Obama works. Oops! If you have time over the weekend explain my mistake and have a look at where Washington State is on a map. A bit of a difference! This class is also participating in Global Read Aloud so we were able to share and ask questions about the book we are reading. We hope to also visit their blog and share ours next week to continue connecting. The boys and girls did very well and we learned a lot about how to communicate and prepare for a Skype interaction. We are looking forward to using this great tool again to take our learning beyond the classroom walls. Have a wonderful long weekend!

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