4th and 5th Grade ELP Class – New Year and Christmas Cards from Japan

I have updated our picture album from cards and letters from our friends from Japan. Last week students were able to see their cards that were created by their friends from Japan. This week we will finish making our cards and send them on their way. We are always amazed by how artistic each card and letter is when they arrive. So amazing.

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To Our Friends in Japan: Part 2

Here is part 2 of our video to our friends in Japan. These are the 4th graders. At the end of the video they have a little challenge for you. Anyone can take the challenge if you want. Just make a video response.

Enjoy!

Here is the link the Part 1 in case you missed it

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To Our New Friends From Japan

My two ELP classes have teamed up again with an amazing educator in Japan to work on our writing skills and hopefully develop a project along the way. The package of letters from Japan arrived this week and we have begun writing our response letters.

Friday my 5th grade students responded and received their letters. They loved it! Below is a short video I compiled for our friends in Japan so they can see their letters here in Iowa as well as their new friend that they will be writing to. On Monday my 4th graders will be doing the same and I will create a similar video. Monday afternoon we will mail our package of letters and goodies to Japan.

This is such a rewarding experience to work not only on writing, but to immerse ourselves in culture with the potential for a larger global project.

Here is our video

Here is a slideshow of the individual pictures from the video above.

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