Bonjour à tous!
Today I received a lovely package in the mail containing the first responses from our French PenPals in France! I’m looking forward to sharing the letters, drawings, and photos with the class tomorrow.
The school that we are exchanging letters with this year is located in Uzès, France. It is a smaller school than BCD, started just three years ago. There are two classes; elementary age from 6-10 with 10 students and the middle school class with 20 students.
This is the first year where they have introduced English language studies into their curriculum.
Here is a link to the school’s website:
At the moment they are learning about the first human beings and mushrooms, so have included some of that in their letters – my idea for our next letter to them is to on the theme of the end of the year holidays in the United States. I will encourage each student to write about how they celebrate with their family and friends.
We will also write to them about Thanksgiving and our special tradition of ‘Soup’ at BCD.
The Head of their school has asked if with our next letter each student could include a photo of themselves? If you would like your child to send a photo with their next letter, please send one into school with them next week.
We will have our second letters in the mail by Friday, December 7th, so that they arrive in France before the students leave for the holiday break.
I look forward to the evolution of our PenPal exchange with the French students this year, and to the evolution of our own student’s skills in writing, reading and understanding French!
***Please visit the French 2018-2019 photo album for pictures from class!