Reading with Our KinderBuddies

Each week on F day we read with our KinderBuddies.  KinderBuddies are Kindergarteners.

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Room 231 students, please write a reflection post about reading with your kinderbuddy by this Friday.  You could talk about why it’s an important thing to do, what you are learning by doing it and what you think your kinderbuddy might be getting out of this activity.

The photos taken today are uploaded to flickr already.  Find your kinderbuddy photo and copy and paste the code into your blog post.  Remember we have 4 embedding image experts in the class if you forget how to embed the image.  There’s this tutorial below too if you are working on this at home and get stuck!

Our Very First Skype Visitor

Late this morning we had our very first skype call.  We were “SQUIRTing” (aka: super quiet uninterrupted independent reading time) when the sound of a telephone ringing interrupted the silence of the classroom.

“Hello Daughter” said Ms H’s mum.

“Hello Mum, would you like to talk to my class?”  replied Ms H.

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We crowded around the laptop (cos Ms H was working on it at her desk and it wasn’t plugged into the SMARTboard) and said hello.  Ms H’s mum was at home watching the news in New Zealand.  We asked her what was the temperature in NZ.  She said it was 20 degrees Celcius.  It’s the start of spring in NZ.  It’s rainy season in Thailand we told her and it’s 32 degrees Celcius.  She said it was probably too hot for her in Thailand and that she’s never been to Thailand.  We asked a few more questions.  Tanya asked ……..

“Was Ms H naughty when she was a kid?”

Ms H’s mum replied “Yes, there’s a lot of naughty things your teacher has done that I could tell you”.  Ms H was red-faced and quickly changed the subject!

We think skyping is awesome!  It means we get to talk to people around the world and see them at the same time.  We will skype with many people around the world as Ms H loves helping us connect with different people.