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Postcards to America

Walk on Wednesday

We have finally managed to get all our postcards for America ready. While we were out for our Walk on Wednesday we stopped by the postbox to send them.

We have had about 20 postcards from different American States but, since there are 50 altogether, we are still waiting on a few to arrive!

We have also joined another postcard project where we will be able to send postcards to different parts of the world.

Sending the postcards.

Making Friends around the World

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.

Some of our postcards.

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.

Our posters about Hogmanay to send to Taiwan.
All about ourselves!

We are really looking forward to keeping in touch with our friends throughout the year.