The K/1/2/3s have been learning all about communities in Social Studies. We started learning about our own community first. We discussed natural and man-made features, traditions and celebrations, services and jobs.
We were curious what other communities in Canada were like. We sent a tweet out on Twitter to ask other primary classes to connect with us.
Our first connection was going to be with Ms. Cassidy’s class from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. To get ready for our call we thought about questions we would like to ask them. We also looked up their community in Google Maps and explored the street view of their downtown area. They sure have a lot of stores!
Today it was time for our Skype call. Here is some of the interesting information we learned:
Ava-They have pigeons. We have pigeons too, but not a lot.
Alexandra-They have lakes and a river. We have Big Lake, Little Lake, Duck Lake, Secret Lake, and S Lake. Our lakes aren’t very big. We don’t have a river, but we have a creek. We have lots and lots of water because we are surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. They aren’t near the ocean.
Sierra-They have beavers. We don’t have beavers.
Kaydan-We have eagles and so do they.
Mackenzie-They have lots of animals. I learned that they have Moose. I think that might be why it is called Moose Jaw. We don’t have moose.
Loden-They have Canada Geese and we have a lot of those too, especially in our field.
Caleb-They have deer and so do we.
Kaleigh-They have cars, taxis, buses, and trains. We only have cars and a school bus. We have a ferry that takes us across the ocean.
Cherish-It snows a lot in Moose Jaw and it hardly ever snows here.
Eli-They have 300 kids in their school and we only have 40. They have 30,000 people in their community and we only have about 500.
Owen-Their school goes up to grade eight and ours goes to grade seven. Our grade eights have to take the BC Ferry to high school.
Rhys-I learned that Moose Jaw has lots of animals and not as many animals that live in the water. They have beavers and we don’t!
We would like to thank Ms. Cassidy and her grade one students for being our first Skype connection. We would also like to thank them for sharing so much information about their community with us. We hope we can take the iPad down to the ocean and show it to them soon!