We invited a group of 3rd graders into our classroom to practice asking questions to kids we don’t know. Our kindergartners were each paired with a 3rd grader in Mr. Lesch’s classroom to ask questions such as, “What is your favorite activity?” and “What do you like to do on the weekends?” These were just a few to get them started. The kindergartners practiced recording their partner’s answers and even drew a self-portrait! After learning about our 3rd graders it was time to get ready to prepare to meet the Kindergartners in the Toucan class in São Paulo.
To prepare for the interview we generated a list of questions to ask them. The Dragons and Eagles came up with question such as, “What do you do on the weekends?” “What is your classroom like?” “What park do you like to play at?” “What is your favorite food?” and more! We were excited to find out more about them and see if their time at Avenues is the same or different than ours. When it was time to “meet” via video conferencing the excitement was evident in both classrooms. During our meeting we took turns asking questions to learn more about the São Paulo kindergarteners and hopefully they were learning from us too. We even learned how to say a few colors in Portuguese. This was our first time meeting the kindergarteners in São Paulo and we look forward to many more video conferences during which we can share our work and learn more about their experience at Avenues.