How do you describe the feeling of teaching a class that is willing to try something new, but the results are totally unexpected… but wonderful? I had a lump in my throat while I captured the memories in my classroom today. I admit to being a bit emotional every now and then, but isn’t that a good thing?
We’ve been so fortunate to take part in an art exchange with a class of grade 2 students in Osaka, Japan! The wonderful people at Know My World helped to connect my class of grade 12 students and these wonderful students, allowing us to enjoy such a rich learning opportunity.
Today we opened our parcel from our new little friends, and my students were so impressed with the quality of our crafted gifts. The grade 2 students had dedicated so much craftsmanship and care into their gifts to us — we were touched and humbled by their thoughtfulness.
While watching the video below, you may hear some comments that expose just how much we learned today…
I have a sneaky feeling that my students will want to send an extra note (or two) of thanks to the students in Osaka in the very near future! We would really like to thank each and every student who participated in our art exchange. You created some wonderful work that really made a lasting impression on our school. Good for you!