September 11, 2009

Video Conferencing (AZ to AB)

We had fun during our video conference with Mrs. Deyenberg and her class. We had so many things we wanted to do and say but not enough time to do them all. We introduced ourselves and learned that we did have some things in common with our friends in Alberta, Canada.

We were given homework. We were asked, "What is a chinook ?" We learned that a chinook is a warming wind that comes from the Rocky Mountains in the Pacific Northwest. It can last for a few hours up to a few days. The name is also from the Native American people who lived near the Columbia River.
We have been working hard on learning a lot of the detailed climate differences and reasons for them. We have a lot to share at our next video conference call.

Here is Mrs. Deyenberg's blog about our event.

Too much fun happening in our classrooms! Hope the same is true for you.

Have a great weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Good work on the chinook! They are the only thing that make Canadian winters bearable. It will get windy very suddenly and the temperature will go up 20 degrees Celsius in a matter of hours. The name loosely translates to "snow eater" as the warm wind melts the snow! The chinook is particularly common and strong in 200km wide belt in southern Alberta. Foehn winds in the Netherlands and Germany sweep of off the Alps and are a very similar phenomenon.