Thursday, January 31, 2008

Christmas Presents in January!!!

Such excitement in the classroom for the new grades 4 and 5. Christmas presents for them arrived in January from their Canadian penpals. So, when school resumed this week, the cards were opened. Further, to their delight was the fact that a second parcel had arrived and it contained gorgeous little presents, wrapped so nicely in red and green tissue paper. Upon opening them,students found little handcrafted reindeers, made from pegs and again decorated so beautifully. Of course Patch was there amongst all the action. It is so interesting that a vitural pet, introudced us to and brought us penpals from another country. How fabulous all this technology is and what powerful learning it creates.
From Patch....
I had to start back at school on January 29th with the other students. I had a good holiday over 5 weeks and went to the beach and the pool. Some days it was very hot. It even got to 107.6 deg farhenheit, or 42 deg celsius in Australia. Anyway, it is good to be back and I liked watching the students open their presents from Canada. I know some of the pets from webkinz that belong to those students, so I found it really interesting. Anyway, the bell has gone and I have to get back to class. I hope you can see the little Christmas reindeer around my neck.

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