It was amazing to connect with a group of 6 years across the world and just wonderful for our students to see how similar life is so far away, in a different environment and culture. After we finished the video call, our Broulee students reflected on what they noticed. Some were similarities, others were differences.
These were some of the observations our Kindies made:
"There was lots of wood in their classroom - they had wooden furniture"
"They didn't have things hanging from their ceiling like we do"
"They weren't wearing school uniforms like us"
"There were coloured jars by the window"
"The kids didn't speak properly" (this lead into a conversation about English as a first language and English as a second language)
"Our school is flat, but theirs is a building. It is in a city and ours is not"