Below are letters from Taiwan, Indonesia and Nepal. We've also been getting emails from our friend in Wellford Academy, USA.
Letter from Indonesia
Dear Year 6
My name is Ms. Yani, I am one of the homeroom teachers
of grade 5 Musi at Sekolah Victory Plus, Bekasi, Indonesia. Thank you for
accepting my ClassPals request!
Letters from Taiwan
Here are some of the answers you asked us.
1. What is it like in Taiwan?
The weather here is very warm, sunny and wet.
The people here are friendly and passionate.Taiwan abounds in fresh,
sweet tropic fruit. And there is no lack of beautiful seceneries, for
example, beautiful beaches in Kenting, and the Taroko Gorge in Hualien .
But I think that the most special thing for you is the night market.
We often go out with family or friends after dinner, and night market is a good place for
people who want to relax after a working or school day. Good snack, games, and
drinks, you can have a lot fun in there.
2. What's the name of your school?
The name of my school is Kaohsiung Municipal Fo-Gong Elementary
3.What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject is English. Because we always sing and dance in the class, that's
4. What's the most commen pet in your country?
Dogs and cats are popular. There is a Cultural Center in Kaohsiung, many people will walk
their dogs there and enjoy a beautiful afternoon.
5. What type of music do you listen to?
I listen to pop music of Taiwan like Jay Chou, Jolin Tsai
and May Day. I listen to K-pop music, too. Girls' Generation, Super Junior,
6. What kinds of things do you celebrate?
We celebrate the Chinese New Year in January or February.
We gather around the table to eat Lunar New Year's Eve dinner, and children receive red envelopes from their parents. And paste spring couplets on the gateposts.
7.What's your culture like?
Taiwanese culture is a culture of mixed Confucian culture, Japan, Europe and the United States.Roughly divided in aboriginal Culture, Hakka culture, and Han culture.
In recent years, Taiwan has increased a number of foreign brides from Southeast Asia, these new immigrants bring some new culture.
8.What do you do for your Hobbies?
I enjoy watching TV, listening to music, painting and playing basketball with my friends.
What have you been learning about?
In Taiwan, we have to learn many things.
Math, Chinese, and mother tongue, I have been learning from one grade.
Science, History, Geography, Civics, and English, I have been learning
from third grade.
10. Do you know any facts about World War II which we
have been learning about?
Comparing with the part of Europe, I think that I know more about China and Japan's wars.
I think that If WWII had never happened, Taiwan might have been a part of China today and the leader of China might were not the communists. Of course, mentioned above is just my guess.
As everyone knows, the US dropped the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki , and that brought an end to WWII. Japanese paid the price for their ambition. But my opinion is that war is cruel and uncivilized, so we should use more wise way to solve problems.
Thanks for all the questions, we had fun answering them.
The way we say goodbye is "zai jian(?A??) "and it means "see
you", or just say "bye bye".
Fo Gong Elementary School, Chen-Jeng, Taiwan
Letters from Nepal
Dear Year 6
We are now getting ready for our final examinations - third week of March.
Some of us from class 5, 6 and 7 had an opportunity to go to a photo exhibition. It was our first time to go to such an event. We enjoyed a lot and took many photographs ... with the chief guest, organizers, photographers and so on.
The exhibition was entitled "EVERYDAY EPIPHANIES: A Nepal Retrospective 1994-2012", Photographs by FrÃ©dÃ©ric Lecloux / Vuâ€™ Agency at the ALLIANCE FRANÃ‡AISE OF
More photos and details can be seen at the following links:
From Harsha Girls