Some years ago I had the pleasure to
do my teaching practices in a school located in Ada, Michigan. The school is
called “Ada Vista Elementary school”. That school follows a bilingual programme
Spanish - English. In that school kids don’t start studying English until they
go to 2n grade so until then they do everything in Spanish.
Since I’m still in touch with the
teachers from Ada, I thought it would be nice to send letters to their 2n grade
students. And so this is what we did! The “Buc class” has sent letters and
Christmas cards to them, and so they have done the same! We've written the
letters in English and they've done it in Spanish.
So after exchanging some letters with our friends from Olomuc (Czech Republic) it's the moment to see our faces. We started recording a short introduction of ourselves and we have already sent it to Olomuc. Now it's time to wait for the answer!!
A couple of weeks ago, we started doing a Four Seasons Tree craft. First, we coloued four different trees, then we cut them and we finally sticked them together. Here you've got a tutorial on how to do the craft:
Then we sang a son about the seasons:
And eventually we sang the seasons song, showing each season with the craft:
Olomuc is a city placed in the Czech Republic, with a total of 100.154 inhabitants. And there, in Olomuc, is where our 5th grades students have got a pen pal. We have already received a couple of letters and a Christmas Card from our friends. Students are excited with the letters and they feel like writing to their friends and explaining a lot of things about themselves. Here you've got the pictures with the Christmas Cards and a video wishing them a Merry Christmas!!