I was so excited to get my kiddo started on some “techy” type things and so today was a great day–we did our first MYSTERY NUMBER SKYPE! What’s a Mystery Skype you ask? What’s a Mystery Number Skype? (Check those out so you can get the big idea–believe me, they are one of the coolest things we do in Rm. 202!
Well today was the day! I hadn’t really made a big deal about it, which was fine because they didn’t know what it was anyway, but boy did they pick it up quickly! I explained the general idea (we have a number and the other class has a number and we use a 20-Question type game to figure out each others’ numbers), and then we practiced with the number 18. We talked about words we might use (like greater than/less than, tens place/ones place), and ways we could cross off the most numbers at once (we kept track together on a hundreds chart) and then matched up with a partner to plan for what we would ask.
At 9:30 we were ready, and our Skype phone rang!
We answered and got right to work. Our first point of business (after we said hello, of course!) was to figure out who would ask the first question. We did so with rock/paper/scissors!
We won (rock over scissors!) and asked the first question. Eventually we will have jobs for each kiddo, and will keep track of our questions for future reference, but for now we were lucky to have Mrs. Sisul tweet for us! Here’s an example (and you can check out the rest of the session on our class feed at @jbeardensclass) of what happened!
@jbeardensclass Wow!! You did great on #mysterynumberskype. Looking at even, odd, greater, less, place value Thanks so much!! #WeareAndover pic.twitter.com/rHqtMjlzEl
— Janie Hachen (@Hachen2nd) October 5, 2016
Rm. 202 kiddos did such a great job and were SUPER excited when in just about 5 or 6 questions we got to the point where we could guess their mystery number!
we’re ready to guess! voting for our guess ~ is your number 66? YES!!! @hachen2nd @jbeardensclass #mysteryskype #mysteryskype HAPPY DANCE!
— Jennifer Sisul (@GRRPrincipal) October 5, 2016
What a great start to our Mystery Skyping journey! We are ready to go and excited for our next call! Who’s in? If you’re interested, please leave us a comment so we can get in touch with you!
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