What do you think of when hear the word Wales? Do you think of the animal? Well, before we started learning from our third grade friends there that’s what we thought of too! But, we soon learned that Wales is a country in the United Kingdom. It is next to England.
We are learning all about our friends in Wales using Google Presentations! Check out the neat stuff we are teaching and learning about each other!
We have begun an exciting new collaboration with a school in Papeete, Tahiti! Our Kindergarten and Third Grade students will be working with them using Skype throughout the rest of this and all of next year.
We cannot wait to learn all about them and are excited about teaching them about our community, Hawaiian language, and culture.
During our first Skype sessions with them we introduced ourselves to them and sang songs for each other. We learned that there are many words in the Tahitian language that sound like the Hawaiian language! We also learned some French words like Bravo! We also learned that Aloha in Tahitian is Iaorana!
Here are some video clips of our first Skype sessions. We are so excited about this project!
Our third graders are starting an exciting new collaboration with a group of students from Wales! We are so excited about learning about their language and culture and we canʻt wait to share things about our school, community, and culture with them!
Geography week is here! There are so many awesome things that our teachers have planned for geography week. And in the lab this week we will be tweeting about all the cool things we are doing and learning! But, just to celebrate, here are a few AWESOME sites that have to do with geography!
OLOGY is the Museum of Natural Historyʻs Website for Kids. It has all kinds of cool games, interactive activities, and much more! Check it out!