After completing their ‘I Am From’ poems, Grade 3 students proudly shared their work with Jungkwan Elementary School in South Korea. We connected using our Polycom board and each grade connected with their own partnered grade. The collaboration was a success for both sides. Korean students were able to practise their English, and Rowellyn students discovered new things about Korean culture; such as food they eat, their traditional costumes, instruments that are typical of Korean music and native Korean animals.
The Korean students performed a song for Rowellyn students using their traditional instrument called the Ocarina. They had students wearing traditional costumes to show us and they demonstrated a typical Korean game called Jack Stones. They also played a game with us that is usually played during Korean first birthday celebrations called The Fortune Telling Ritual.
The connections were very informative and a lot of fun. It was a wonderful experience for students as they shared their work globally and interacted with students across the world.