Mrs. Tolisano invited Mrs. Yollis' class to be part of a
Mystery Skype call with a group of teachers! They had such a good time...they did another one!
This time, they had to cover the screen so the caller was not identified by name.
RULES: Two groups come together via Skype, but neither know the other's location. Closed questions, or questions that can only be answered with a YES or a NO answer, were permitted. If a question got a YES answer, a follow-up question was awarded.
Every third grader contributed and tried to solve the Mystery. Before the call, the class decided who would be in each role.
They used the same job titles they created for the last Mystery Call: Inquirers, Clue Keepers, Question Keepers, Google Mappers, Logical Reasoners, TodaysMeet, Runners, Big Blue (giant atlas), and photographer.
However, this time they added a new job. One person sat with Mrs. Yollis at Google Central. Mrs. Yollis supervised the Google searches and helped with spelling.
Inquirers, Question Keepers, and Clue Keepers worked close together.
"Are you east of the Mississippi River?"
Google Mappers worked diligently to figure out the mystery location.
TodaysMeet typers had a difficult task. The speakers were out in Mrs. Yollis' room, so it was difficult to record the events. Click here to read the transcript.
Although Mrs. Yollis' class did not discover the identity of the caller first, it was still a fun game to play!
The mystery caller was Mr. Avery and his class in Massachusetts!
Photos by Tucker (Photo of him to be added tomorrow.)
What questions would you like to know about Massachusetts?
How was this Mystery Call different than the last?
How was it the same?
What job would you like to be next time and why?