Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Our Second Skype call with Phoenix and a Cheque for $18,000.00!!!

That's right, a cheque for $18,000.00. Why you ask, because we applied for a grant and received a donation from Coast Capital Savings! We are going to use the money to purchase 30 new iPads, a cart and a few more Apple TV's!!!!!!!! We are so lucky! Everyone in our class LOVES working with iPads and can't wait for them to arrive!

We had our second Skype call with our friends in Phoenix. This time they answered questions that we had about Phoenix. Some of our questions were:  Do you have 4 seasons? Is your area multicultural? What kinds of plants and animals do you have in your area? Can a cactus jump at you? Have you been to a Canucks vs. Coyotes hockey game? Have you ever been to Canada?

Here are a few photos of our Skype session!

Aidan and Devin were today's moderators.

They recorded which questions were being answered

Grade 2's from Phoenix did a fabulous job speaking clearly!

They also had detailed answers for us about their teams, as well as plant and animal life.

We listened very carefully!

This is what our Skype zone looks like!

We recorded answers to our questions. Everyone was assigned 2-3 answers to record because we had to print quickly!

Everyone is concentrating!

We were very interested in their sports teams' and animals!
They have scorpions, coyotes and road runners!

Listening and recording is hard work!

Another amazing day in Division 11!


  1. Hello Mrs T.'s Grade 3,

    This wonderful news goes to show us, in order to achieve great things we must sometimes take the time to apply. I hope the school has great fun with the iPads. I know I would. :)

    Teacher, NSW, Australia

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on our blog. The students were very excited to read your comment and were wondering if you used iPads at your school? What is your favourite way to use the iPads?
      Mrs. T's Grade3's

  2. I cant wait till the Ipads arrive!!! Im very excited because using ipads are alot of fun plus there are games that help me learn new things! I wonder if there are going to be new apps? its going to be fabulous!! :)

  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you! The Skype Zone looks awesome! Wow, what an innovative class you have, Mrs. T! I miss Green Timbers so much. Hopefully I can come for a visit to see what Div 11 is up to! I am sure I can learn so much from you and your students!

    Ms. Grace Lee! ^_^