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!