CJ's guest blog on our Mystery Skype with Ms. Smith's class on Dec. 20:
So it’s getting started and the commotion in here is rising. They let us take the first question. Are they in the USA? Yes!
Then they guessed our same question. Then we asked: Are you east of 98 degrees longitude? Huh? I don’t know what that is. Oh it’s a Yes!
They ask, “Are we the original colonies?” Yes, we are. Oh, no!
Our turn, and we ask if they are in eastern time zone? Yes, they are. This Mystery Skype is going fast!
They ask, are you from the confederacy? No we are not. That we a hard question. We ask, are they in the southeast region? Yes! They ask, are we landlocked? No. If you know where we are don’t tell them. Okay a break, they’re ready. Are they a landlocked state, no they aren’t. Does our state have the word “new” in it? No they’re getting closer, Are they north of 32 degrees latitude?
They’re ready. Are you guys in New York? Nope.
NOOOOOOO!!! We’re the Garden State and they said that!!!!
But YESS!! We got their state. They’re in Virginia!
But NOOO!!! They have our state! Some chips for me. Are they east of 78 degrees longitude? Yes!! I think we're winning. OMG!! Biggest break ever- they question, is our city major? I don’t know what that means maybe population or something else. Does their country start with the letters J - Y? Yes!!
We are winning! Is our city larger than 18,000 population? No.
Does their county start with J- O? I don’t know let's finds out! Yes. Is our town larger 9,000? Yes and no. Because, we actually used to be a township and a borough, but we merged a few years ago. Some population information we get will be wrong. Thanks for clearing that up, Mr. Ullman!
Keep going! Does your county start from J-L? Yes. Are we near Success Lake? Within 10 miles? NO. Does your county start with J-K? No. Does your county start with the letters K-U? Yes.
Is your second letter in their county O? Yes! They’re in Loudoun County. Yeaah…
Our we near Princeton- ohno - Airport. Okay. Does their city start with A-N? Are we in Princeton William County? We don't think so, it was hard to hear that question. No. does their city start with R or M? No. We take our last guess...are they Stone Ridge? No...so close! Their town is Sterling, Virginia!
What went well?
Jobs went well...people did their jobs
NO mass of people near map!
What to do better next time?
We got tired near the end
Get a better “thinking” sign...their class had good “yes” and “no” signs, too!
Here are some photos from this Mystery Skype!
Here are some videos!
5th grade teacher in Princeton, NJ. Passionate about education, technology, and the New York Giants!