Mrs. Yollis loves Hawaii. In fact, last summer she visited the Aloha State and swam with many beautiful tropical fish, watched green sea turtles, and viewed moray eels from a distance!
This week, Mrs. Yollis and her class got a chance to go to Hawaii again! They Skyped with Mrs. Conley's class from the fiftieth state, Hawaii!
Many mainlanders dressed in their Hawaiian gear for the call! Aloha!
Before the call, Etai and Maya open the big blue atlas and found Hawaii for the class. Mrs. Yollis introduced the word archipelago to the class. An archipelago is a group of islands!
Many students had flown to Hawaii from California for a vacation. It is about a five hour flight. The class discussed the various islands.
Although Hawaii is an archipelago, the class Skyped with a class on Oahu. Oahu is home to the state capital, Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and Diamond Head.
First, Mrs. Yollis' class shared their facts about California, their suburban community, and finally their school.
|California has the highest population of all the 50 states.|
|Our community get about 14 inches of rain annually.|
|Lots of fun sharing the popular school games with our new Hawaiian friends.|
Then it was time to learn about the Hawaiians!
|They had a beautiful classroom!|
|Each student spoke clearly and had interesting information. For example, Oahu is known as the Gathering Place state.|
|Hawaii is three hours earlier than Los Angeles. It was 9:00 in Honolulu and 12:00 in Los Angeles!|
Mia and Leila did a fantastic job taking notes of the Skype call. Here is their transcript!
We used some library books to learn more about the two states.
Even Beverly wore her special sarong for the event!
Thank you Brenden for being our photographer and Maya and Etai for being the class geographers.
What did you learn from the Skype call?
How are the two states alike?
How are they different?