From Australia to Texas via Skype

Today grade 3/4B skyped Field Store Elementary school in Texas.  Lots of us thought it was really cool because it was like we were talking to the past because it was 9.45am on Wednesday here and over in America it was 4.45pm Tuesday.

They start school in between 8.00 and 8.30am and finish about 2.00pm.  We skyped them in their after school care, they were with their maths teacher Mr Nesloney.  Their school is much bigger than ours, they have 600 students, 70 staff and 2 playgrounds (they only have two because they are big).  They don’t wear school uniform.

They also call prep kindergarten.  They start of with 3, 4, and 5 year olds at pre-school (kinder), then move up to elementary school (primary school) after that middle school (year 6, 7, 8) then up to high school.

Have you ever used Skype before?

Sam C (gr 4)

Today we skyped a call in Texas called Field Store Elementary school.  They had 600 kids, 70 staff and two big playgrounds. It was 4.45pm on Tuesday in Texas and 9.45am on Wednesday for us here!  Their teachers name was Mr Nesloney.  They were having after school care.  Some of their Wildlife are deers, bears and armadillos.  They have kindergarten up to year 6.  They do not wear school uniform.  They sounded different to us.  It would have taken us about 3 or 4 days to get to America in an airplane.

Have you ever done a Skype call to America before?

Jade C (gr 4)

Today we Skyped Texas.  We first of all looked at the time.  It was 4.45pm on Tuesday, they are one day before us.  Then we got to know them.  They have two playgrounds and 70 staff.  I found out that Texas people say “y’all” and that Texas is across the ocean.

They were in year 5 and they have desktop computers.  Their school was called Field Store Elementary.  I hope we Skype them again.

What do you think about Skype?

Hannah M (gr 3)

Today 3/4B Skyped FSES.  They were in Texas.  When we Skyped them it was 9.45am Wednesday our time and it was 4.45pm their time.

They have 600 kids and 70 staff.  Also when we skyped them they were having an after school program.  They had two playgrounds.  Their teacher’s name was Mr Nesloney.  The animals they have were bears, deers, cows, sheep and armadillos.

One of the questions they asked were “What music do you listen to?”  I said “My favourite song was Turn up the Music, by Chris Brown”.

Please comment and have a nice day.

Keanu F (gr 4)

Today we Skyped Field Store Elementary and they were in grade 5.  They had 600 kids and they had 2 playgrounds.  We asked “what songs do you like?” and one of them said they like “Boo” and “One Direction”. …

…We were talking about how we have to watch out for kangaroos on the highway and they said they have to watch out for deers.

Kalani B (gr 3)

Our class had a skype call to Texas.  We all got to ask questions and we found out that their school has 600 kids and 70 staff.  Their school is called Field Store Elementary.  Their teacher’s name is Mr Nesloney.

They don’t wear school uniform like us.  They also don’t have Australia Day, of course, because they live in Texas.  This is what I didn’t know, I didn’t know they had grizzly bears.

What do you think?

Lily R (gr 4)

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