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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

We Finally Meet Our Friends in Joliet, Illinois!

Today we had the wonderful opportunity of talking with the 4th grade students of Cathedral of St. Raymond School in Joliet, Illinois.  The day before we skyped, our class explored Joliet on Google Earth and talked about what we thought our new new friends might be like. Here are the ideas we brainstormed:

We imagine that you love some of the same foods we do like pizza, chicken nuggets, and ice cream...that it gets really cold there and you get more snow than we do...you visit Lake Michigan often and you might have an accent.

We imagine that your teacher is nice to you....you hunt and fish...you get to have snowball fight and build snowmen, and you have big malls in Chicago.

We imagine you have to wear warmer clothes than we do for most of the year...that you have heard of Justin Beiber, Taylor Swift, and Michael Jackson...and that not many of you have visited South Carolina.

We imagine that you do not have to wear school uniforms...that you have a very big school...that many of you have digital cameras at home and your teacher shows you how to do a lot of cool stuff with technology.

So what stood out to you about our classes?   How are we alike; how are we different?  What other questions do you have for one another?  Let's blog about it :)

Questions some students still had for our new friends:
1. What are some of your favorite types of technology to use?  --Brittany
2. Do you have any skate parks in your city?  Do any of you like to skateboard?  --Seth
3. Is your class learning a foreign language in school?  --Hunter
4. What are you favorite types of music/artists?  --Mitzi
5. What advice would you give us about becoming better bloggers?  --Miss Gomez

PS.  A special thank you to two of our students, Taylor and John, who took pictures and videotaped our Skype session! Here is John's first video:

Skype Session with Students from Joliet, Illinois from K Tripp on Vimeo.



  2. It was awsome scyping with the class in Illinois.

  3. This is wonderful! I need to show my students! We had a wonderful time meeting you and hope to chat with you again.