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Some sample ornaments from I-LES for the Altrusa tree festivalWow! Are we ever fortunate in World Cultures this month.  We have had so many wonderful connections and opportunities!

First, we were visited by Carol Hebron, grandmother of two of our amazing learners.  Carol is from Australia, and she came in to share her knowledge and heritage with our third and fifth grade learners.  We enjoyed complete powerpoint presentations along with her vast array of tidbits and personal stories. The students were enthralled.

Next, we were visited by Andrew and Ashley Suckling, parents of two more amazing learners.  Andrew is from New Zealand, and he came to share his heritage and to help make authentic ornaments from New Zealand with kindergarten, second and third graders while his wife helped out. The ornaments will be displayed at the Altrusa Festival of Trees on our PTO “Christmas Around The World” tree, thanks to Lindsay Weiner, who reached out to collaborate with me for this special event. I feel so fortunate to be building such wonderful community connections!


Finally, we have two exciting correspondences lined up.  Our sixth graders will be corresponding with Hunter Mackenzie’s students in South Korea!  Hunter is Allie Bean’s brother who is teaching at an English Learning Center in Gunsan, South Korea. He has expressed interest in exchanging information and pictures about each of our cultures via emails between he and I that we will share with our respective classes . At the same time, our fifth graders will be corresponding with a school in India.   I am so excited to be able to offer these authentic experiences. It will be interesting to see the similarities and differences between our cultures. 


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