Our final 'Aloha' was a long one. Neither group wanted to end their connection and friendship. Needless to say, both classes have always done an awesome job in terms of listening and speaking with confidence to each other.
We have been fortunate to take advantage of the power of Skype in our classroom for the entire Kindergarten year. Skype has brought a new dimension in learning. We had the opportunity to chat and open up our class with 5-6 year old students to a state way beyond our campus. They learned from their pals, connected with different cultures, and expanded their knowledge in many ways. This kind of experience is unforgettable. Mrs. Poulin and I will continue making connections with new Kindergarteners next year. We want them to enjoy the adventures too.
Seeing our students in action proved how important it is to bring the real world into our classroom. Amazing things can happen when we make global connections with students' learning. This tool (Skype) helped them break down the classroom walls and become a global learner.
To Mrs. Poulin and her keikikanes and kaikamahines - Mahalo, a hui hou malama pono (thank you, take care until we meet again)