Monday, June 7, 2010

Skype: Show-and-Tell Party With 2KM!

The school year is about to end for Mrs. Yollis' class. They have skyped with Miss McGeady's class a couple of times in the past, however because of the current time zones, they could not Skype during school hours. Due to the enthusiasm of the students and the support of parents, all hope was not lost! Today 2KM came to school one hour early and Mrs Yollis’ class stayed back from school late for a special Skype session. 

What fun!

Here it is on Vimeo!


Thank you, Kayla, for being our class photographer!  :-)

What did you think of the party?


  1. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,
    I enjoyed doing Skype today. It was so much fun! I want you to thank you and Miss McGeady for organizing this and hope your class has a good school holidays.
    From Riley

  2. Dear Mrs Yollis' class,

    Thank you!!! 2KM loved skyping with you today! We cannot thank you enough for staying back late from school today. It shows that you really value our friendship and love learning with Mrs Yollis.

    We are going to miss you but hope that you all continue to follow our blog.

    Mrs Yollis is to be congratulated on her terrific video. I included it in my post here

    It was so interesting to see what our Skype session looked like from the other side!

    Thank you to Kayla for the great photos too!

    I hope you all enjoyed skyping as much as I did!

    Your friend,
    Miss McGeady

  3. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    Wow, what a great Skype session you had with 2KM! I was next door in my classroom and I saw some of your special "Skype party" looks like everyone had so much fun!

    The video you made is wonderful and well done to Kayla for taking all of the photos!

    I could smell the pancakes cooking in 2KM's classroom and your pizza would have been delicious I'm sure! American pizza is quite different to our pizza, when I went to New York I was surprised at how big and flat the slices are!

    What was the most interesting show and tell item from 2KM?

    Enjoy the last few weeks of school before your Summer break! :)

    From Miss Jordan

  4. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,
    I really loved skyping with you all today.I also enjoyed show and tell.
    Our friendship is something speical to me and I hope it will last for a long time. My mum got a big buzz today too.
    Thankyou to Jaxon`s mum for the cookie she made.
    Hope you all have a wonderful hoilday
    From Bianca.

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Being the photographer was great! It was a lot of fun!

    Besides that, it was a fun party! My favorite part of the party was when I ate my cheese pizza. What was your favorite part of the party?

    Thank you, Mrs. Vizvary, for bringing in the pizza!


  6. Dear Mrs. Yollis & Mrs. McGeady,

    What a wonderful friendship you have forged between your classes. It is so sad that our school year will be ending, but wouldn't it be great to make this an annual event so we can continue to stay in touch and watch each other grow.

    Thank you both for investing in our kids. It has been a wonderful experience for them - and for all of th parents as well.


  7. Dear Mrs Yollis and your dear students,
    thankyou!! for a wonderful morning or for you guys a late afternoon of skyping. I must say I really did get a buzz out of it as Bianca has already mentioned.
    Thankyou for your show and tell I really found it very interesting.
    Now how cool was the HUGE cookie and how nice of Jaxon`s mum to make so a BIG THANKYOU :) Jaxon`s mum.
    What a wonderful way to end your term with making new friends and learning from each other even when you live in different parts of the world. A special mention to you too Mrs Yollis and Miss McGeady for putting in so much of your time and effort in order to make it happen. You both are very wonderful people and teachers and for that I thankyou both.
    Now Kayla thanks for the wonderful photos you took they were great.
    Now I hope you all have a wonderful and safe break. I have loved this special friendship and learning together with you all which I hope will continue for many years to come
    from your friend down under AA.

  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    This is so interesting that now everyone is catching on the Skyping,specially in the business world you are starting it so early with the kids. I am glad that they are having a lot of fun as well using this advanced tool.

    Michael (Kayla's dad)

  9. Dear Mrs Yollis and the class,

    It was great to watch the post of you skyping with the 2KM in Australia. It is so wonderful that the kids in two countries can communicate through skype. I can see all kids had good time and enjoyed it. Paul was very excited about it when he came home that day. He said he is ready for the next one soon.

    Thanks Mrs. Yollis for making this possible for the kids!

    Jade (Paul' mom)

  10. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    I enjoyed watching the videos you have posted for the skype date your classroom had! What an inspiration! Thank you for posting and for making this happen.. I look forward to skyping with other teachers around the country. I can just imagine how much fun your students had! Thank you for incorporating technology into your classroom. It is fun, exciting, and a definite must have!!! I must ask... how were you able to hold back the students for one hour?

    -----Sincerely, Yajaira Garza

  11. @ Yajaira,

    Thanks for you kind comment about our Skype session. You asked how I was able to hold the students for the extra hour. It was a volunteer situation. Anyone who wanted to stay, could. Many kids were excited and elected to stay!

    Good luck with your own class!

    Mrs. Y♥llis


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