For the last week, sixth grade students had the opportunity to have a Google Hangout and Skype with classes from around the country.
Each class played a game to try to figure out where the other class was from. They had to ask yes or no questions to zero in on the state. After our Mystery Skype, students introduced their teacher, class, school, town, and state.
It was fun to meet new friends and learn about their state, town, and even differences in schools and states.
But, what everyone was the most interested in was discussing our Global Read Aloud book, Pax. Students shared their favorite characters and why, and made predictions and connections with real life. Everyone was so engaged in this process and excited to talk about our book. We will continue to "meet" up with our new friends, throughout the Global Read Aloud.