Sunday, November 22, 2015

Mystery Location Calls

It's Mystery  Location Call Season! Every year, we like to participate in Mystery Calls through either Skype or Google Hangouts to meet new friends all over the USA. These types of calls also give us the chance to practice geography, group dynamics, communication, and deductive thinking skills.  Here are a few snapshots from our adventures with Mystery Location Calls so far.

Throughout our calls we have added some new jobs and learned a few tricks from our new friends. Here's a recap:

1. Jokester: In a call we made to Canada, we learned about the "Entertainer" job, where our partner class sang songs, did a cool dance, or told a funny joke. We enjoyed this so much, that we added our Jokester job for those moments when we needed more time to respond to our partner class. We usually get our jokes from books but recently found websites to help us on the spot.

2.  Class Signs: As we were waiting for our partner class to respond to our question, they held up this neat sign to show us that they were still working/thinking. We thought this was a creative twist to buying some time!

Check out this sign from Ms. Kappas' class!
3. Rock, Paper, Scissors!:  When we start our calls, we usually ask our partner class if they would like go first or vice versa. Recently, we had one of our classes ask if we wanted to try a round of the classic game, Rocks, Papers, Scissors to see who could go first. Awesome sauce!

4. Our School Tour: As we were saying goodbye, one of our classes asked for some pictures of our call and we decided to show them our school. And a huge kudos to our REACH students who took these pictures!

Overall, we have enjoyed our calls and learned some new additions along the way. If you are a gifted/talented elementary class (grades 3-5) in the US that would like to try a Mystery Location Call with us, please leave your teacher's email in the comments below. Mrs. Deyamport will  make sure to get back to you! You can also follow us on Twitter at: @reachrocketeers 

Are you up for a Mystery Location Call? 

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