My classes are bubbling with excitement over their first correspondences to their French epals! We used language from Unit 1 Salut, les copains! (Hi friends!) to write our first hand-written letters. Each student will have one or two middle school students in France with whom they will correspond mostly by email this school year. We will use our unit vocabulary to correspond. We will work on our written and speaking standards of communication. It's so fun to see that the students actually WANT to use French to communicate with people their own age. Plus they are making friends that could last a lifetime! I like to think of this as a world peace project as well :)
In addition, we all mailed Culture Boxes which included items we thought represented our culture here in Maine, USA. Now we wait PATIENTLY for the French students to return their first letters and their BOÎTE CULTURELLES!!