This is a funny story that we can share with Mrs Lynch’s class in Quebec, Canada.
The adventure started in Moscow, Russia. Mrs Lynch’s brother and sister-in-law are tourists there at the moment. I asked Denise if she would ‘hit’ the blog so that we could have the Russian flag. She was very kind and left a comment as well. Somehow the blog address got confused and the comment ended up on Mrs Lynch’s blog in CANADA! Amazing!
Now the story begins to unravel…
Mrs Lynch in Canada made a connection..(we do this in reading). She realised that the comment was not meant for her class, but who could it be for?
Well- it’s a small world in the teachers’ blogging family. Mrs Lynch in Canada realised that the comment would be for Mrs Lynch in Australia- LLPS Middle Unit Blog in tiny little Lara.
So, a couple of emails went between the two Mrs Lynches over a couple of hours. We are pleased to announce that the comment has returned to its intended destination.
Wow- isn’t that a fantastic example of how internet communication has made the world so small.
What do you think of the journey?
in a couple of hours!
Here is the much travelled comment.
Dear Class 102, My name is Denise Arnel and I am Mrs Lynch’s sister-in-law. I am a teacher too! At the moment, I am travelling through Russia with my husband, Tony, who is Mrs Lynch’s big brother. We are sailing on a boat through the lakes and rivers of Russia. The boat sails each night while we are asleep, and then each morning when we wake up, we are in a different town or village! It is a very different way of living here. At the moment, they have White Nights- that means that the sun sets at about midnight and rises again between 2.30 and 3.00 a.m. Only two or three hours of darkness each day! BUT- in the Winter that is reversed- can you imaging that?? Only two or three hours of sunlight each day! That would mean that the children go to school in the dark and have playtime in pitch black! Then they go home in the dark. I don’t think that I would like to be here in Winter, as it snows every day and the temperature is around minus 30. That’s because this city, St Petersburg is the
biggest city closest to the North Pole. (close to Father Christmas!!!) St Petersburg is a very beautiful city and it is known as the cultural capital of Russia. That means that all the best museums, art galleries and theatres are here. Last night we went to the ballet to see Swan Lake. Have you heard of that? Ask Mrs Lynch to tell you the story! It is a beautiful love story. The Russian ballet company is famous around the world. St Petersburg is built on canals and people travel around in boats. It is very much like Amsterdam or Venice. You are all getting ready for your term break. Enjoy your holiday. I will write to you all again from Moscow and tell you about the Mosow circus! Bye