New Hope students travel the world without leaving their classroom

A New Hope student reads a letter from her Hubbard Woods pen-pal.

A New Hope student reads her letter from her Hubbard Woods pen-pal.

Last Thursday, the New Hope School fifth grade classroom got a lot bigger. The kids had a chance to meet and correspond with students in a classroom more than a thousand miles away.

Program Development Director Renato Westby set up a Skype video conference between the Hubbard Woods fourth grade class in Winnetka, Illinois and New Hope’s fifth grade class in New Hope Village, Guatemala. All involved were very excited about the exchange.

First, each of the Hubbard Woods students introduced themselves in front of the camera, and then the New Hope students introduced themselves. Afterwards, the New Hope students received letters from their Hubbard Woods pen-pals, whom they had just met onscreen.  The New Hope students spent some time revising and re-writing their own letters, which were then sent up to the Hubbard Woods students.  Check out more photos of the event here.

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