Making Comments. Making Connections.
This week, our sixth grade class has been busy leaving comments on blogs around the world. On Tuesday, we delivered comments to Mr. Jewell’s class in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. On Wednesday, we left a myriad of comments for our Aussie friends in Mrs. Coffa’s class. Today, my students opened up the student page of the Student Blogging Challenge and reached out to their peers with common interests. As every student found a connection, a little squeal would rise from the chatter. They were so excited to find 12-year-olds in another part of the world who shared their passions–or had pets they’d never dreamed of having (like alpacas). Tomorrow, we’ll be adding a new post–and leaving more comments.
If you’ve landed on our blog, please take a few minutes and leave a comment responding to one of our questions.
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|COUNTRY||STUDENT INTERVIEWERS||OUR QUESTIONS|
|USA (one of the other 50 states!)||Hannah and Sammy||Do you get to go home anytime during the school day?If we came to visit, what would you recommend?|
|Australia||Clare and Sofia||What’s your favorite candy only in Australia?|
|New Zealand||Jasmin and Emma||What kind of animals live there?What kinds of shows do you guys like to watch?What is your native foods that you guys eat?
What is your favorite youtube channel?
|Mexico||Topher and Ian||What is the most popular tv channel or show?Do you really like tacos?What do you do for work?|
|China||Sophia and Haily||Do they read right to left?What’s the most common animal species there?What other languages do they speak besides Chinese?|
|Bangladesh||Patrick and Kyle||What kind of board games do you play there?What is your geographical location?|
|Canada||Julia and Sarah||What is the climate?What different foods do they have there?|
|United Arab Emirates UAE||Sahar and Hannah||Where is United Arab Emirates?Types of food?Is there a well-known YouTuber from UAE?|
|Russia||Jenna and Collin||What kind or sports do they play? Do they play football?What kind of climate is there?Is it really cold, really hot?
What kind of animals live there?
|Scotland||Christian and Aidan||What is your favorite snack in Scotland?What is a common name?|
|England||Rhea and Leilani||-How many types of languages do they speak?What animals are endangered in England?|
|Wales||Mariya and Namitha||What are your favorite activities to do in Wales?What are your favorite snacks in Wales?|
|Ireland||Taken by Ale and Abhi||-What is a traditional famous dish that you enjoy having?Do you think that the culture is different in Ireland than in America?What do you do to celebrate Saint Patricks Day?|
|Philippines||Siddharth and Shashank||Are there poor people there?What kind of sports do they play there?|
|South Korea||Maggie and Ashley||What’s you favorite candy?What are some special foods that you eat on holidays?|
|Taiwan||WHOLE CLASS||What do you have for lunch at school?What subjects do you study?|
|Spain||Gia and Natalie||How many classes do you have each day?How long are your classes?|
|Indonesia||Pranav and Cooper||How are the volcanoes there?What are the cities like?How do you get from place to place?|
|Vietnam||Kate & Kelly||What’s your main form of transportation?What are some of your favorite foods?|
|Madagascar||Brianna and Major||Does your island have many schools and colleges?What kinds of technology do you have?|
|Japan||Teddy and Colleen||What is your favorite type of foods?What kind of animals live in your area?|
|Italy||Mikayla and Leila||Does everyone in Italy speak ItalianAre there any famous traditions?I have heard that there are many vineyards in Italy. Is this true?|
|Marshall Islands||Austin and Jacob||Why do you call them the Marshall Islands?What’s your favorite movie?What is your favorite food?
What type of animals are around your islands?
|Turkey||Srihitha and Ramya||What type of traditional festivals do you have?What is your largest festival of the year?|
|Saudi Arabia||Srihitha and Ramya||What is your daily routine like?What is the most special part of your day?|
|Netherlands||Morgan and Casey||
|Ukraine||Alexander and Gabriel||What are your recreational activities?|
|Sweden||Ethan & Matt >||How do you say “I love video games,” in Swedish? 😉What do people usually like to do in Sweden? 🙂|
|Armenia||WHOLE CLASS||If we visited your town, what should we see and do?|
|South Africa||Raeva and Aimee||What foods do you eat?Do some people still live in tribes ?What holidays do you celebrate?|
|Romania||Srihitha and Ramya||What type of recreational activities do you have?Which ones are unique and cultural?|
|Georgia||(: ELLA and JENNY 🙂||What do you do after school?What kind of lunches do you get at school?What kind of recreational activities do you do for fun?|
|India||Emre and Andrew||What do you guys do after school?What are your hobbies?|
|Bahrain||WHOLE CLASS||What are the top three places a tourist should visit in your country?What’s the weather like there?|
|Kenya||Jake And ADAM||What are your hobbies do you still live in tribes?What are your favorite foods? 🙂|
|Nigeria||Ben, Kael, and Joey||What is it like there for the schools and your computers?|
|Guam||Nick, Emma, and David||What kind of sports do they play?What is the weather like in Guam?What language do they speak?|
|Uganda||Noemi and Sarah||What language do you speak?What’s the weather like in Uganda?What kind of foods do you eat in Uganda?
What are your hobbies?
What kind of sports do you play?
|Brazil||Trang and Shriya||What languages do you speak?How many people talk Portuguese in Brazil?What are some traditional dishes in your country?|
|Norway||Laila and Daniela||What types of food do they eat?What is the population where you live?|
|Honduras||WHOLE CLASS||What’s your typical school day like?What movies are your favorite?|
|WHOLE CLASS||What are you favorite books?What do you study?What do you do for fun?
How far is school from your house? What are your recreational activities? What are some of your cultural and traditional activities?