This year we are going to be penfriends with a fourth grade class (Primary 5) in America. Their school is in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. They wrote to us before the October holiday and we sent off our replies this week.
Through their teacher, Jennifer Colvin, we are also exchanging postcards with all the American States (all 50). We have already started receiving postcards. We are going to make our own and hope to start sending them soon.
We are also participating in some mini projects with an elementary class in Taiwan
They have written to us about the Chinese Moon festival. We learned about the legend of the festival and sequenced and illustrated the story.
Here is a video.
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We also watched a video about the making of mooncakes, which is a traditional delicacy eaten at this time. We thought they looked yummy!
In return, we learned about the traditions associated with Hogmanay in Scotland and we made posters and sent these to Taiwan along with some information about ourselves.
We are really looking forward to keeping in touch with our friends throughout the year.