Today it is 2-22-13 and we are starting our 6th mystery skype! The other class just called us, and we answered and now we are sharing some things about our class and they are sharing stuff about their school and class. We have a lot in common. I wonder where they live!?! The class let us go first we figured out that we both live in the U. S. . This class is asking interesting questions like if we were one of the first 13 colonies. We might have to copy off of them. The Wifi isn't that great but we are still doing good. We figured out that their state border the Mississippi River. We got asked if we lived in Wisconsin. They were close. Ohh now they got it! We are close to their state we know that their state starts with the letter M. Yahh! We got it they live in Minnesota! Just like our recent skype. We are now narrowing things down to what county they live in. This class is asking us about if we live North, West, South, or East of an Interstate. This might be a good strategy, but I don't know. We are getting close to the county.....Yeah we got they live in Mahnomen County!:) Now we are on the search for there city. We figured there city starts with the letters B-M. We took a guess and live in a city that starts with the letter M. Next question, Do you live in Mahnomen??" "Yes!" We got it! The other class said that we can find their school. Lets see if we can get it. OMG. We got it! Mahnomen. THe ote class is going to keep guessing. They are getting close. They got Algonquin
It is 2-19-13 and we are starting our fifth mystery Skype! Our greeters are greeting the other class now we are going to have some sharers that come up and share some things about our school and class. Now we are figuring some stuff about there classroom. Cool! They have a classroom pet. We have a lot in commnon. OK, now we are finished introducing ourselves so we are going to start asking questions. We let them ask first "Does the Rocky Mountains go through your state?" our response. "NO" our question. "Are you guys in the United States?" their response. "Yes." our follow-up. "Are you east of the Mississippi River?" their response. "No." their turn. "Does your state border a body of water?" our response"Yes" "Are their deserts in your state?" our response. "No."our question "Are you south of the Colorado border?" their response. "No." their question. "Do you border an ocean?" our response. "No." our turn. "Do you guys border an ocean?" our response "No." their turn "Does your state border another country?" our response "No" our question "Does your state border Canada?" their response. "Yes" our question. "Does your state start with the letters M through N. The questions go on. We figured out that they live in Minnesota! We asked them if they are in the south part of Minnesota. We are trying to ask general question until we narrowed things down enough to get to their school the quickest. This classroom is trying to guess our state still. They aren't being very specific. Now the class is getting specific. Yah!! They got it..Illinois! After a few questions they are getting pretty close they just guessed if we were in Chicago. We are also getting close we are trying to guess what county they live in. The other class is very polite and is giving us a clue that they live near the St. Croix River. We are still confused on where their county is. We are continuing to ask questions but the other class is running out of time so we are going to ask two more questions and then stop . Let's see if we can get it......Ah Yah we got it they live in Washington County, we couldn'y see it . Now they are officially out of time so we are going to tell each other our schools.
Today we are starting our fourth mystery Skype! To start we have some greeters that greet them. After that we have some sharers that tell some things about our school! It seems that they want to share some stuff to. Wow! this class has a lot of cool things about their class and school. Now we are starting to ask each other questions. We are a couple questions in. Their question "Does your state border a great lake?" "yes" their follow-up Do you live in south America" does your state border Iowa" "yes" "do you live in North America" Do you live in Montana?" "Are you south of the border of Iowa?" "do you live in Missouri "yes!" Do you live in the united states?" yes" "do you live in the Missouri border?" Does your county start with the letters A-L?" "DOES YOUR county with the letters a-g?" "Are you landlocked?" "No" "do you live in Illinois?" "do you guys live on the south side of Missouri?" No. their turn "Do you live in Chicago" response no. its our turn" Do you guys live in the north region of Missouri?" Do you guys live in the southern half of Illinois?" No" Does your county start with the letters a-c?" Yes" our follow-up question. "Does your county name start with the letter a?" no. their turn "do you guys live in Shaumburg?" "no" "Does your county name start with the letter c?" yes. our follow-up."Is your county Clinton?"Do you guys live in Joliet?" "no." our turn. "Is the second letter of your county a?" no. their turn. "Do you live in Blimington?" "No" Is the second letter of your county l through o?" "yes" "is the second letter of your county name o?" no" "do you live Wakegan?" "no""do you guys live in Clark county?" "no." "do you guys live in Oakland?" no." "is your county name two syllables?" no." their turn. "Do you live in Elgion." "no" Do you live in Clay county? " "Yes" .I couldn't catch their question "do you live in Evanston?" "no. The questions go on for a while. "Do you guys live in Highland park?" "no>" "is your city or town name a-l?" "Yes" our follow-up."is your towns name a-g?" "no" "Do you live in Gary?" "no" we gave them a hint that they were close with Evanston. "Is your city name Halt?" "Do you guys live in liberty ville?" "do you guys live in Carney?" No" Do you guys live Grenville?" "no" "does your city start with an l?" "d o you live in Arlington heights?" "yes!!" good for them. their follow-up. " Do you go to the school near a shopping center?" "No" our turn."Does your city name start with h through j?"no. " are you guys in the Arlington heights school district. We are each getting close. "do you guys go to Riley elementary?" "do you live in Kansas city?" Yes!!" YAHH!." are you in the southern half of Kansas city?" "no." "Do you go to Riley elementary school?" "no." "DO you guys go to public school?" Is you school in distrcict 23?" No. "do you go to greenbrier elem. " No. close."Do you guys go to district 74?" "yes!" "is our school name the letters a through j?" "yes." their turn. "do you guys go to Windsor?" "no." Is your school start with the letters a through c?" "no." "Do you guys go to Paton?" "no." they are getting close. "is your school k through 5?" "Yes." Is your school name to words?" "No" Does your school start with the letters a-m?" "NO." "Is your school name a-o?" "Do you guys go to Westgate?" " YES!!!" " Does your school start with r through w?" 'Do you guys go to shoco?" "Grace-more elementary??????" "YESS!!!!!!!!!!" yahhhhhhhhhhhhhh this was a lot of fun!:):)
Today in class we finished our Lit. Circle books! In my group we read Half Magic by Edward Eager. Half Magic is about some kids named, Jane, Katherine, Mark, Martha and these kids want an adventurous life but that was not happening at all. The kids were having a boring plain life is what they thought. Suddenly on an ordinary day Jane found a charm. Later that day they found out that this charm was magic only half magic. This charm might just be their ticket to the life that they have always disired but, through their wishes they found themselves in the middle of defending against a king.