Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Who Will Walk First? Last?

The world is divided up into time zones.

The 10:00 A.M. walk on October 22 will happen at different times!  

Miss McGeady  and Miss Jordan

(Victoria, Australia)

Team Toa

(Shanghai, China)

ABC Divine Foundation School

(Uganda, Africa)

Mr. Salsich

(Connecticut, United States)

Mrs. Yollis and Mrs. Ranney

(Los Angeles, United States)


Here is a chart so you will know what is happening in your part of the world!
(Click chart to enlarge.)

Many students are wondering about time zones. Here is a helpful video explanation!

Which group of bloggers will walk first?

What is interesting to you about time zones?

Do you know any facts about time zones that you could  share?


Iman said...

Dear Mrs Yollis,

Thank you for the wonderful experience. Also thank you for the time zones of our walkers and friends. I forgot that we are on a whole other side of the world with some of our friend bloggers(except Mrs. Ranney and Mr. Salsich).

Best regards,

Kimbra said...

5KP in Shanghai are all getting really excited about walking this Friday...
We are all hoping to raise lots of money and awareness for our friends in Uganda.
Mrs Power

Ryan said...

Dear Mrs. Yollis,

I loved your post about the time zones. I found out who walks when. First, Miss McGeady and Miss Jordan walk. Following is Team Toa. Next is ABC Divine Foundation School. After that is Mr. Salsich. Last is Mrs. Y♥llis and Mrs. R♠nney. I also searched some facts about time zones. The biggest time zone difference is between Alaska and New Zealand. There is 23 hours between the country and state! I noticed that the minute and second hand is always the same wherever you are! I think time zones are interesting, fun, and cool
things to learn about! I also think it is neat how the time is different all around the world. I have some questions for you. If there was a class that lived in the NE part of Russia, when would they be walking?
Do you know why there are different time zones in the world?

From your student,

Jamie said...

Dear UGP members,

The time zone chart and the clocks are awesome! I didn't know much about time zones before. Seeing the clocks and the charts together really helped me to understand it.
The first group of bloggers to take a walk will be Miss. McGeady and Miss Jordan(Their time not ours).
I think the time zone chart is interesting because it labels who's time it is but it also shows everyone else's time.
I have some questions for UGP:

What other facts do you know about time zones?

What's your favorite part about time zones?

Best Wishes,
Jamie (Mrs. Ranney's student in California)

Aidan said...

Dear Mrs. Ranney and Mrs. Yollis,

Thanks for organizing our walk.

The Australians are walking first.

It is interesting that the world is divided into time zones. I noticed it will be Saturday in Australia when we walk.

I am very excited to walk on Friday.


Kathleen said...

@ Ryan,

I was really interested in your comment.

You explained that there is a 23hr time difference between NZ and Alaska - WOW!

You said that the minute and second hand is always the same where you are. I think this is normally the case but I'm not sure if this is always the case. South Australia is 30 minutes behind us here in Victoria. So their minute hand is not the same.

If anyone wants to answer your question about Russia, they might like to use this website

I used that website to convert all the times for the table in the post.

Your friend,
Miss McGeady :)

Mrs. Ranney said...

Dear Mrs. Yollis,
Thanks so much for this informative post. It will be very interesting for us to all think about our buddies in 2KM and 2KJ at 4 P. M. tomorrow afternoon!
What we are all about to accomplish is exciting, and I know it will provide all of us with many special memories. Most importantly, our efforts will provide a much needed playground for our new Ugandan friends.
My greatest hope is that all of us will be inspired to look for more ways to help others in our future!
Mrs. Ranney

Linda Yollis said...

@ Ryan,

Thank you so much for such a thoughtful, quality comment! Panda is proud of you too! :-)

I ♥ how you are thinking and researching! I found a video that helps describe the different zones, and I added it to the post. What did you learn from watching the video?

You asked about the time in NE Russia. Russian is big! In fact, it is the biggest country in the world. It used to have 11 zones, but it recently changed to 9 zones. Interesting, no?

How many zones are there in the United States?

Terrific work!

Mrs. Y♥llis

Mrs McKenzie and class B4 said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ, Team Toa, ABC Divine Foundation School, Mr Salsich and Grade 3, and Mrs Ranney and Mrs Yollis and Grade 3s

This has been an excellent project to read about.
We hope you all have very successful walks/runs, and that you are able to raise lots of money for the project.

When I think of the walk/run happening in the different time zones I imagine it being like an enormous Mexican wave of action around the world.

You are all ★

from Mrs McKenzie

Candace Hackett Shively said...

Hello to all the Ugandad Global Project teachers and classes! I found your blog while searching for something related (edmodo and china) and want to congratulate you on a thriving and valuable project. The free teacher web site I run, TeachersFirst.com, loves to share sites like this with other teachers as examples of great ways to learn. I have shared this URL with an upcoming Global Education Conference (also free, held online) found here: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/index.html . I hope maybe one or more of your teachers would consider "presenting" what you are doing as a model for other elementary teachers around the world. Here is the place to submit a proposal (Due Nov 1): http://www.globaleducationconference.com/call-for-presentations.html . It is an easy process. If you do submit, please mention that TeachersFirst (part of the Source for Learning) told you about the conference, assuming you did not know about it already. I'd love to "meet" you during this online event! Maybe some of your kids would like to talk, too! I was a teacher for 27 years, so I can guess that you might have some eager speakers.

Thanks for letting me peek into a great learning experience. I hope you don't mind if we tell others about it. If you prefer we do not, simply say so in a response to this comment.

Happy collaboration!
Candace Hackett Shively

Miss Jordan said...

Dear UGP members,

It's less than three hours until 2KM and 2KJ begin our walk/run! It's a lovely sunny day here, perfect for some morning exercise!

We did a practise walk of a route yesterday and everyone is looking forward to 10am!

Have a great day everyone!

Best wishes,
Miss Jordan

Linda Yollis said...

Dear UGP members,

What a fantastic experience this has been for me personally and for my students. Not only does this project demonstrate how educational blogging perfectly integrates reading, writing, math, music, culture, and geography, but it also shows how blogs can be used to raise the global and social awareness of children.

I echo my friend Mrs. Ranney in saying that I hope this experience translates into continued interest in helping others.

Good luck to you, 2KM and 2KJ! You'll start your walk/run in one hour! We send you our best wishes!

Your pal,
Mrs. Y♥llis

Linda Yollis said...

Dear Team Toa,

Good luck to all of you! Less than an hour until it is 10:00, October 22, where you are! It is around 6:15 here on Thursday evening, and we send out our best wishes to you now!

Mrs. Y♥llis & Mrs. Ranney and their classes

Carly said...

Dear UGP Members,
I am in Mrs.Ranney's class in California. My name is Carly. I am so excited for the walk on Friday! This is so awesome because so many people are working together. I think it is awesome that people from all around the world are talking on the computer. I think it is really awesome because everyone got to see what everyone looks like because everyone did the life of a Californian student, Conneticut student, Shanghei student, and a life of an Austailian student.

Your Friend,

Miriam said...

Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,
The walk was a lot of fun! I hope we raise a lot of money so the Ugandan students can have a place to play at recces and lunch.

I learnd a lot about time zones. One thing is, that in an hour there is 15 degrees.

An interesting fact about time zones is that the United States uses nine standard time zones. The time zones are: Atlantic Standard Time (AST), Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST), Pacific Standard Time (PST), Alaskan Standard Time (AKST), Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), Samoa standard time (UTC-11) and Chamorro Standard Time (UTC+10).

Tomorrow my mom will fly to Indiana and will be on Eastern Standard Time.


Elena said...

Dear UGP members,

My name is Elena in Team Toa.

I think it's so cool about the time zone in our world. Different parts of the world are flowing in different times.

The United States of America and China are a 12 hour difference. So I find it really hard to talk to my friends from USA.

I wonder what how many hours and minutes apart from Shanghai, China and Uganda?

Team Toa

Talia said...

Dear Mrs Yollis
I think it is cool walking around the school for an hour

what time did you walk ?

team Toa

Anna said...

dear Mrs Yollis
I think it is cool that we do not all have the same time zones. What time did you walk?
Team Toa

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs Yollis,

Do you know how far you walked?

I did 5 laps of our ovals.

from Cam

Linda Yollis said...

@ Miss McGeady or Miss Jordan,

We are very puzzled by the 30 minute time change. Do you know why they are off by half an hour? I've never heard of that before!

@ Mrs. McKenzie and B4,

Thanks for your kind words and support of our project. I love your visual about the walk being a global wave of action...nice!

@ Ms.Shively,

Thanks for your support of our project. We hope to submit our project to the global conference. Thanks for the tip!

We hope people will pass our blog on so others will contribute to the cause.

@ Miriam,

Wow! Excellent researching about the time zones! Were any of the time zones odd to you? Which ones?

@ Elena,

Excellent question: how far is Shanghai from Uganda? See if you can figure it out using the time clocks in the blog post. Can anyone help Elena?

@ Talia and Anna,

We started walking at 10:00 and arrived back at our rooms at 11:22. Can you figure out how long we walked?

@ Cam,

Congratulations on your achievement! Mrs. Ranney and I mapped out the walk to be about 3 miles. However, we had to cut out parts of it because it took us longer than expected. Here is what slowed us down...HILLS! I'd say we walked a little over two miles.

Great work, everyone!

Your pal,
Mrs. Y♥llis

Kathleen said...

@ Mrs Yollis,

I did some research on why South Australia is 30 minutes behind us. It is called an "offset time zone".

I found some information on this site

While most of the world is familiar with time zones that differ in increments of an hour, there are many places in the world that use offset time zones. These time zones are offset by a half-hour or even fifteen minutes off of the standard twenty four time zones of the world.

How interesting!

Your friend,
Miss McGeady

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