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Monday, November 16, 2015

Skyping with Australia

Two years I "met" Joan Price, a teacher from Australia, on Twitter. We became friends (we can talk for hours when just the two of us are on Skype) and connected our classrooms. I have been anxiously awaiting the time when I could introduce my crew this year to her class. We had to wait until we switched to daylight saving time in order to have any school time in common. Today we Skyped with them for the first time at 3 pm our time which was 9 am Tuesday morning for them.  Her class is a Prep class. Prep is comparable to our Kindergarten. It was exciting to get to see and hear them today. Sadly, they could see us but couldn't hear us so we improvised and wrote messages to them on a whiteboard. Ask your child to tell you all about the things we have learned about them.

Note ~ The Book Fair will be held in the library all this week. We were all very excited to visit the fair this morning. A special evening of family activities has been planned for November 17th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Please be sure to stop by the book fair one day this week.

Homework ~ Read a good book or two. Check out a Bedtime Math story.

Important Dates
11/16-11/20 Fall Climbing Week ~ Belayers needed, sign up here: Fall Climbing Belay Sign Up
11/16-11/20 Book Fair Week ~ Family Night 11/17 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
11/20 Thanksgiving Lunch at 12:25 Thanksgiving Lunch Sign Up
11/25-11/27 No School ~ Thanksgiving Break
12/4 Fieldwork to Joyous Chinese Cultural School - more information coming soon
12/18 Fieldwork to Pacific Ocean Market and Kings Land Restaurant - more information coming soon
12/21-1/4 No School ~ Winter Break

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