Sadly this correspondence is about to come to an end as their school year ends this week and they are moving on to Middle School. Yesterday Room 10 were lucky enough to receive some American chocolate and sweets, pencils and friendship bracelets.
Their American epals have created autobiographies on them and presented these at their school's World Fair
|Room 10''s and Tokoroa Intermediate - " World famous in the USA"|
Thanks to Mrs Aayala and her class - we've loved being your epals.
We are also in the process of creating a 'Culture Box' about life in New Zealand to send to Korea, we received one from a UNESCO project there - the idea is to share aspects of your country's culture to promote understanding:
As part of their culture unit, we have a program called the ‘Culture Box’. This means that we make a box full of Korean cultural items, and send it to a school somewhere in the world. We do this so that our partner school can learn about Korean culture in a novel way; by handling physical objects that our
students make themselves, the kinesthetic learners from our partner school can engage in Korean culture in ways that they wouldn’t ordinarily do. I often receive messages from our partner school that something just ‘clicks’ when they open the box; students understand that somewhere in the world,
children their age are living, breathing and experiencing the world in an entirely different way than they are. It’s a really interesting project."