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Exchanging Art

Our friends at the Big Byte Learning Institute in Taiwan have been celebrating Chinese New Year.  They sent us Chinese lanterns with messages they had written.  They left them flat so we could make them up ourselves.  What a great idea!

Our finished lanterns.

 We were looking for an idea for something that we could send back when we found this great idea for kilts on the P3 Dunipace blog.  Click here to see go to their website and see their brilliant video.  Thank you for allowing us to share your idea P3.

We are also going to send the children in Taiwan information about Burns day and some Scottish poems.  I wonder if they will like them!

Making our tartan pattern.



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.