We are excited to share with you a few facts about the United States, our state (Ohio), and our school. We also are excited to be able to ask you a few questions about New Zealand see that your country is like. This is a map of the United States.
We live in a corner of the state of Ohio, near Kentucky and Indiana, two other states. This is a map of Ohio. Do you see Cincinnati? This is the city we live near; however, we do not actually live in the downtown part of the city. We live in a area called a “suburb” of Cincinnati. Our school is kind of small. We have a total of 250 students Kindergarten through 5th grade. That means the students range in age from 5 years old to 12 years old.
Right now, the season in Ohio is Spring. The temperature is about 65 degrees and we are getting a lot of rain. What season is it in New Zealand?
We have been looking at maps and pictures of New Zealand. We found 2 great websites that we have used to see pictures and videos so that we can see how the United States is the same as New Zealand. Today, we looked at the similarities and differences of the flags of the two countries. We also made a few predictions on how many miles there are between Ohio and New Zealand. Can you guess how many miles or kilometers? We use miles to measure for distance. You can see a few of our predications in the picture below.
|United States of America flag|
|The State of Ohio flag|
|This is our Venn Diagram comparing the New Zealand flag and the USA flag.|
Jacob - My favorite foods are apples, Cheetos, yogurt, and cookies. Do you have these foods in New Zealand?
Kearia - My favorite foods are goldfish crackers, orange juice, Sprite, and strawberry chocolate chip ice cream. Do you like these foods too?
Kamaiya - I play soccer. Do you play soccer? What sport is your favorite sport?
Here are a few questions that we have about New Zealand:
Jacob - My favorite book is the Space Encyclopedia. What is your favorite book?
How did the New Zealand flag get the English flag on it?
Penguins are my favorite animals. Do you have penguins in New Zealand? If so, what kinds?
Kearia - What type of land do you have in New Zealand? Jungles? Do you have a zoo?
I like PBS Kids. I watch the Magic School Bus. What is your favorite TV show?
Kamaiya - We have lots of birds in Ohio. Our state bird is the cardinal (a red bird), but my favorite bird is a blue jay. What is your favorite bird?
And one last question from our other Kindergarten class.....
How did the kiwi bird get it's name?
Thank you so much for your time! We look forward to hearing from you and learning a little bit more about your school.
Mrs. Broxterman's and Mrs. Broenner's classes