Thursday, December 9, 2010

Skyping with NYC: The Borough of Brooklyn!

On Wednesday,  Mrs. Yollis' class had the pleasure of making new friends in New York City!

Meeting Mrs. Bova,  Mrs. Barbaro, and their third grade classes.

Alexa, Kristen, and Adia keep notes of the call using TodaysMeet.

We shared about California, the Golden State. 

We learned many things about the state of New York and the city of New York.

New York state bird:    bluebird
New York state flower:   rose
New York state's highest point:    Mount Marcy  5,344 ft.  (1,629 m)  
New York state's population:  18,000,000
New York state's area:  54,556 sq. miles (128,403 km2)
New York state nickname:  Empire State
New York state tree: sugar maple
New York state mammal:  beaver
New York state insect: lady bug
New York state fish:   brook trout

 We did not have all of the answers for the New Yorkers, so we researched and now can share!

  • The highest point in California is Mt. Whitney is 14,505 feet (4421 m). That makes Mt. Whitney the tallest point in the contiguous United States. 

  • The population of California is approximately 37,000,000! California has the highest population followed by Texas and New York.

  • The state of California is 158,706 square miles which makes it the 3rd largest state. Does anyone know which two states are larger? 

Thank you, Finn, for being our photographer! Thank you Alexa, Kristen, and Adia for taking notes for us at TodaysMeet.    Here is the  transcript from the call.

What was the most interesting fact you learned from the call?

How is their community different than ours? How is it similar?

What else would you like to know about New York?


  1. Dear Mrs Yollis and students,

    Thankyou for another truly wonderful skyping lesson.
    I must say you do find out a lot of wonderful and interesting facts each time you have skyped with your new and old blogging buddies.

    Well done Alexa,Kristen and Adia for keeping notes while skyping you all deserve a medal!

    Keep up the awesome work as I just love to visit your blog.

    From the other end of the globe,
    your blogging buddy A♥A.

  2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    We both loved skyping with the people in New York! Jaden is going to New York on the 16th. In fact, he goes every year. Iman has never been to New York. We both think that it is strange that we both have so many differences in our communities! For example, our population is very different.

    Jaden would like to have a link to their blog. We also cannot believe that it was New York's first time skyping, and it is with us! Are you surprised?

    How long have you been skyping? Who are the next people we will be skyping with?

    Are we going to skype with anyone that we already have skyped with?

    Im★an and J★den

  3. Dear AA,

    Thank you for your kind words.

    We think you are very funny when you said we deserve a medal.

    Thank you for directly addressing us. We learned that in school, AA.

    We just have to get used to no medals!

    We have a question for you:

    Have you ever done TodaysMeet?

    Your friends,
    Adia and Alexa

  4. @ Adia and Alexa,

    Nice of you girls to write back to me.
    I really do feel you deserve medals for I you do an outstanding job. I don't think I could do it.

    I will have to work on the medals for you girls.

    Now to your question you asked me no I have never done TodaysMeet?
    Take Care girls.

    From your blogging buddy,

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    It was a lot of fun skyping with New York City! Wow, you have nine hundred students in your school which is about as large as the whole town of Reefton, New Zealand. Reefton is a town that we also skyped with.

    A fact that I want to know is what is the highest building in New York city and how high is it?

    I have never been to New York City and after learning so many interesting facts, I hope that one day I will be able to come and visit your state and city.


  6. What is your tall building? Does it have a nickname?

  7. What is your tallest building in California?How many students are in your school?Today in NewYork it is 24 degreesl.The weatherman says that it feels like 9 degrees.It is freezing.

  8. Hey there friends in California. It is Ms. Barbaro and Mrs. Bova. We loved skyping with you and we learned a lot! It was a pleasure to meet all of you. You are very lucky to have a teacher like Mrs. Yollis. California is an interesting state to learn about. We are freezing here in New York. We are talking today about the differences between our states and the temperature is definitely one of them! Do you know how cold it is here today? Look it will find it interesting!

  9. Do you like to eat hamburgers? If you ever come here,visit the statue of liberty,I think it was built to welcome visitors.The empire state is the tallest building in NYC.I hope you have a great time.My teacher told me that its like 75f,in NY its 24f,but its like 9f.choose one of these faces to tell if you had a good,fine or bad: :-D :-I :-C

  10. Today in new york it is 24 degrees weatherman say it feels like 9 degrees it is freezing!What is the weather like in California?

  11. I liked skyping. It is so fun. California is interesting. What did you find interesting about
    New York?

  12. If you visit the Statue of Liberty it is big and the Statue of Liberty was a present from France to New York.Today in New York it is 24 degrees.The weatherman says it feels like 9 degrees.It is freezing!

  13. One time I saw a killer whale and a gray whale. We had so much. Did you do that before? Did you see grey whales a lot?

  14. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    We loved skyping with you! Let me ask you a question. What is the highest building in California and how high is it? Our highest building is The Empire State Building. My teacher told me that it is over 70 degrees in California! But here,it is 24 degrees! It feels like 9 degrees!

    Marcus T.

  15. Dear Mrs.Yollis' class,

    Do you have trains in California?

    Our highest building in New York is the Empire State Building.

    It is about 21 degrees. The weather man said that it feels like 9 degrees. It is freezing!

  16. You can look at The Empire State Building. It is our tallest building. It is in Manhattan and you can see it because it's very tall.
    You cannot see it in California because it's very far away from you!
    My teacher just said it is 25 degrees Fahrenheit, but the weather man said it is feeling like 9 degrees Fahrenheit. It's freezing in New York City!

  17. If you ever visit New York you can see the Statue of Liberty. It was a present from France. Another thing you can see is the Empire State Building. It is the tallest building in the world. Today it is 24 degrees. It feels like 9 degrees. It is freezing in New York.

  18. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    What is your tallest building? Our tallest building in New York is the Empire State Building.

    When can I skype with you again? It was fun skyping with you because I got to learn about California, New York and other facts. I had a merry time!

  19. Does California have snow? Today
    in New York. It is 23 degrees,
    it feels like 9 degrees. It is
    73 degrees in California.Is it
    fun in California? It is fun
    in New York. I ♥ New York.
    Do you ♥ California? I ♥ New York.

  20. The tallest building in NEW YORK is the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. The most interesting fact I learned was that it does not snow in CALIFORNIA. Your community doesn't have snow and we have snow.

    P.S. If you have a tall building I want to know what it is.

  21. I like your blog Mrs. Yollis!

  22. I like skyping because it is so fun. Today in New York it is 24 degrees.
    The weatherman says it feels like 9 degrees. It is freezing. Do you have trains in California? You could also visit the Statue of Liberty.


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