Today we met the lovely Mrs. Rogo and her wonderful third grade class. In addition, we chatted with the delightful Mrs. Tolisano. It was exciting to meet her because she started the Around the World with 80 Schools Project!
In preparation for our Skype connection, we used Google Earth to measured the distance from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Florida. This screenshot, by Lindsay, shows that the distance is approximately 2,100 miles!
Lindsay also looked up Jacksonville, Florida, in our atlas.
|Adia and Miriam recorded the call on TodaysMeet!|
Here is their transcript from the call. It is very difficult to listen and type the facts quickly. Do you see any incorrect statements?
|It was fun to learn about a state on the opposite coast.|
|Even Panda got to share! Thanks for the proofreading tips!|
Thank you, Jaden, for being our class photographer! Terrific images!
After the call, students shared what they learned.
(Notice, we are working on quotations and synonyms for said!)
"I learned that Jacksonville's elevation is exactly sea level," remarked Iman.
"When you're at the store, 'crocs' and 'gators' can be seen sunbathing in the sun in some Florida communities," stated Grace.
Adia declared, "I cannot believe that the sixth grade only has six students!"
"I learned that in some south Florida homes, they can get alligators in their backyards," Tucker commented.
"There are only 14 third graders in their school, and we have almost 100 third graders!" exclaimed Miriam.
Misha stated, "There are only around 100 students in their entire school!"
Nicole remarked, "I was happy that our video inspired them to make their own Quality Commenting video!"
"The highest point in Florida is 345 feet. The highest point in Florida is the LOWEST "high point" of all the fifty states!" announced Amitai.
What would you like to know about Florida that you did not get a chance to discover?
Did you notice any similarities or differences between Florida and California?