This afternoon we talked on Skype with Year 2 class in New Zealand. After the students got over the wonder of the fact that we could see AND talk to someone outside of the classroom, we discovered some other things that seemed pretty strange to us. It was Wednesday when they called us, but it was Thursday in New Zealand. We thought that they talked funny, but they thought that we did. They told us that they go swimming at the beach on Christmas Day. These things seemed pretty strange to us.
They also helped us learn about patterns by telling us what they had learned in their pattern studies earlier in the year. They learned some of the same things that we have!