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Hey Gaby, I'm a teacher in Melbourne Australia and early next year I'm hoping to run what I've called The Lunch Box Project with students from around the world sharing what they have for lunch using two different languages and learning lots about what students in other parts of the world eat and what this means about the places that other students come from. The project wiki is here http://lunchboxproject.wikispaces.com I'm really looking for schools outside of Australia and the US and was wondering if you would know of any teachers in Peru that would be interested in taking part. Please pass on the link if you do, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Thank you for your patience. I have spoken with my other team members.
What we would like is for our 8th Graders (13 year olds) to be able to communicate with your students about life in Lima. We could try two teleconferences with your students answering questions from our students.
We would like this to start as soon as possible and would like to complete those teleconferences by Nov.3 or 4.
If students would like to correspond individually, we would be willing to facilitate time for them to e-mail one another.
How does this sound?
Also, if you want to write to my work e-mail it is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for your reply. I agree with you about there being specific goals as well as there being a beginning and an end.
I am part of a three member team of teachers. The most specific I can be right now, is that we would like our students to have the opportunity to correspond via e-mail (or more) with students in a Latin American country.
Let me go back to my team and ask them what specific goals they have and I will be back in touch.
I’m an 8th Grade Teacher at an independent school in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. Our 8th Grade curriculum is a Global Studies course. I’m currently looking to see if we can establish a relationship with students in a Latin American country in which our students could exchange e-mails and participate in teleconferencing.
Gaby - thank you so very much for forwarding on Thar She Blows to your elementary school. We are in the process of developing a very rich global team. Although we are young (6-8 year olds), we think your 5th graders will learn from us, as we will certainly learn from them.