|Blackville School kindergarten students|
The purpose of the Teddy Bear Project is to have students foster understanding and knowledge about other countries and cultures.
|Left to Right: Ava Underhill and |
"We will be taking the bear on trips to learn about cultural things that we do here that they may not do there. For example, one of the students will be able to take the teddy bear to a hockey game which they would not experience in Mexico," explained Mrs. Norton.
In the near future, there is a possibility that the classes may get a chance to communication online through video chat. The teacher from Mexico sends an e-mail to Mrs. Norton weekly to let her know how the teddy bear is doing.
|Left to Right: Kiara Dunnett, Brenden Dunnett, |
Brandee Gillespie and John Patrick McCormack
Mrs. Norton's and Mrs. Hallihan's students expressed excitement and enjoyment over having the teddy bear at the school, as well as learning about Mexico and Mexican culture.
By Mariah Hallihan