9:40 PMGood bye, Tarasyk!
The students of grade 4 start working on a new iEARN project "The Teddy Bear Project".This project is designed to fostering tolerance, understanding - and to assist in the break down of cultural barriers. The partner classes send each other a Teddy Bear or other soft toy by airmail through the normal postal system. The bear sends home diary messages by email or through the iEARN Teddy Bear Forum. The students write the diary messages as if they are the visiting bear describing its experiences in the new culture. This project provides opportunities for authentic writing by providing the students with a real audience. Our partners are the 4 graders of Village Charter School in Trenton, New Jersey, USA and their teacher Deanne McBeath. |
Today we have sent our friend called Tarasyk, the winner of our class quiz show "The Expert in English". We made a passport for him and some toys to share them with his new friends. Hope Tarasyk will feel at home and enjoy staying in Trenton.
Here is a film showing our preparatory work.