Here's Oliver's live blog of our latest Mystery Skype on December 21, 2016!
Reporting by Oliver
We’re ready and here it comes! The Mystery Skype has started! Their first question, are you landlocked? No is definitely our answer. Our question is: are you in the USA? Their reply...uhhh they didn’t hear us so we had to say it again and it’s yes. The question is coming...Do you border, We didn’t hear them so we asked them to repeat…the question is, are you west of the Mississippi? Our question: are you west of the Rocky Mountains? No is the answer from them. We’re ready for their question and their question is, are you in the central time zone? No is our answer from them. They’re ready for our question, which is: Are you landlocked? Their answer is Yes! It their turn and their question is...Are on you bordering the Atlantic Ocean? Our answer is yes. They’re ready for our question: are you north of Tennessee? Their answer is yes!
We’re probably pretty close now time for us to start guessing. What next for them? Well, it’s are you in the northeast region? Uh oh! They're closing in to just a few states! Our answer is Yes. Now they’re ready for our question…are you west of the Mississippi River. Their answer...That’s a trick question for us they can’t say yes or no. Which means that we’re very, very close because there’s only a few states that aren’t east or west of the Mississippi. It’s their turn and hey! The next questioner is named Jesse! We also have a Jesse! His question is does your state have two words? Our answer is yes. They’re ready for our question and our question is… do you border Canada? Their answer...Yes! The next question is from Sofia and the question is does your state start with an N? Yes! Now our question: are you in Minnesota? Their answer is…YESSSS! We did it! We got their state!
Now it’s their turn to ask…are you in NEW JERSEY? Our answer is YESS. Now we ask, do you want to guess our town? Let’s get the map of Minnesota so we can guess their town. They’re going to let us guess their region. So, does your region start with an N? Their answer is No! Their question is, are you north of Trenton? Our answer… That’s hard to guess we have to dig deep to get out answer. Our answer finally is Yes! We are north of the capital Trenton. We’re waiting for their question and that is...we need them to repeat the question, however they’re asking what do you mean by region because they don’t know what it means. What we tell them the area or part of a state. We have an issue with this. We have to clarify the issue. Their question, is your town along the coast.
Now they’re ready for our next question…are you north of St. Paul, they needed a clarification. However, their answer is YES! Well that clears up a lot of confusion. Now we're ready for their question are you north of Washington, New Jersey? Well, that’s deep down hard for us. However, our answer is…we still have to wait. Now our answer is no. Now our question is, are you north of St. Cloud and their answer is no. Wow we narrowed our search by a lot. Now their question is does our town border NY? No is our answer. Our question is does route 212 go through their town. Their answer is No. Their next question is are you north of New Brunswick? We say no. Our next question is does route 12 run through your town their answer is...No is their answer. Now they’re asking what are good questions that they can ask. Now their question is, are you in Princeton? Our answer is YESS, they are soo happy that they got our town!
Now it’s our turn to ask our question and that is does your town start with a p. Their answer is Yes. Then we ask, is your town Princeton? - yeah!! OMGOMGOMG THEY LIVE IN PRINCETON, TOO!!!
Now they’re going to tell us some information their capital is St. Paul their state muffin is blueberry they are near the Mississippi. They also have the Mall of America.
What did we do well?
CJ: All the jobs worked efficiently. All the questionnaires and research had a steady communication line.
Ted: I think we worked well by giving a variety of questions
Sawyer: I think that Nikita and I worked well together when we had question we asked each other.
Erin: I think that the questioners spoke loudly so the other class could understand
Elinor: I think that we did well trying to talk to the questioners
Sayanti: I think that the research did well because not many people we at the map and we switched jobs.
What do we need to improve on?
Jesse: I think that we really that we need Mystery skypes to be less tiring.
Mr. Ullman: We need to keep our energy up
Charlotte: We need to be closer together.
Ted: We need to rotate questioners around, like we’ve seen other classes do.
Charlotte: Then the questioners will also double as a runner
Sawyer: One thing that the media team needs to take more pictures
Mr. Ullman We should upload the photos to Google Drive once in a while instead of at the end.
Erin: The media team should be closer to the research team.
Mr. Ullman: We have to be very careful on the questions they ask, we should think about the question together. We also should keep our look better, we also have to work on our “end game.” By the end of the mystery skype we were flopping around…we should be ready to give the other class some information about us.
Here are pics from our Skype!
And here's a playlist of videos!
5th grade teacher in Princeton, NJ. Passionate about education, technology, and the New York Giants!