This term Go-Getters grade under the guidance of their teacher, Tyna Lee, have linked up with a Grade 5 class at Huberman School in Israel. We have been emailing with their teacher, Mrs Hanita Han and decided to have a toy-exchange. This week we received a large parcel from them which included many goodies & letters.
The contents included a huge Israel flag, lots of mini-flags and a giant toy caterpillar. Another of their gifts were some toy doves as a symbol for peace. The Go-Getters class have decided to take turns taking responsibility for the doves. This will include taking them home for a few days and keeping a diary of their adventures. Pupils will write about their lives in Australia and where possible include photographs. At the end of term we will send the scrapbook diaries back to Israel.
What we learnt from the contents of the box and from connecting with Hanita Hen’s class:-
Logan: they write in different to us
Max: I learnt that the doves were white and not black as I thought
George: that they have different letters in alphabet to us
Emily: they have 22 letters in the alphabet, we have 26
Kayden: what the flag looks like
Adam: I didn’t know the flag was blue
Nigel: I liked the caterpillar
Max: that they write from the bottom to the top and from right and left
Hudson: they right from top to bottom and right to left and that they are the same age as us, mostly.
Lana: There can be lots of war around them
Alice: that Hanita couldn’t find a stuffed dove, so she sent little feathered doves instead with a stuffed caterpillar
Felicity the doves mean peace
Jemima: the houses look different to ours in Jerusalem
Jessie: I learnt where they live – petach, tikva Israel
tom: They have different letters to our alphabet. We saw them on the caterpillar that they sent us