Today was a big day for Jacob. We planned a skype meeting with his class before we even left Colorado, and today was the day we got to make the call. We’ve been having a really hard time with our connection at the Luna Llena, so we walked up to the Costal Spanish Institute to use their wi-fi. It was much better.
Jake’s teacher, Mrs. Meiring, did a ton of work on her end to make this meeting a possibility, including the assistance of quite a few Jeffco employees! She and I were laughing about how a few years from now, we’ll look back and laugh at the hoops we had to jump through to have a simple Skype chat with his class. Who knows, in the near future, they might be able to have video pen pals across the world, in part, thanks to the efforts of our amazing team back in Colorado.
The connection was pretty decent and we had a great time seeing and talking to Jakes class. They were full of questions and excitement. Jake was as well. They asked a bunch of questions to Jake about his time in Costa Rica as well as about things he’s learned, etc. Jake told them about what he’s learned thus far in Spanish class, about some of the animals he’s seen in the ocean and the land, answered some questions about surfing and also told them about how the tide works. It was extremely cute to watch. This beta test was a perfect stepping stone to additional chats with his class after the winter break!
Post chat, we came back home and did a few hours of math work on the computer, some writing in their journals and practiced some of our spanish in prep for tomorrows class. As a reward for a job well done, the kids are now watching some disney cartoons in spanish before we head out to dinner.
So glad that we were able to connect with home and Meiklejohn, it was great to see everyone and see the excitement on the kids faces seeing their friends across the world. Already looking forward to our next meeting!