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EUMS students Skype with ePals in Sweden
On March 19, students in Mrs. Arce’s Social Studies classes were given the opportunity to meet their EPALS (electronic penpals) in Sweden.
Students have been communicating with their epals since November via email. They talk about their school and the fun things they like to do. They have gotten to know their epals in a very personal way and have been able to compare what life is like in Sweden to the way we live here in Marshville.
After corresponding by email for several months, the teachers felt like it was time for the students to meet and share their thoughts in person. The two groups agreed on meeting via Skype since it was the easiest way. Sweden is 6 hours ahead of us so it took a little bit of maneuvering, but the students were able to correspond at 8:30 am our time, which is 2:30pm their time.
"This was a great experience for our students, I have a feeling they will be communicating with their epals for a very long time," said Mrs. Arce. "I wanted to try something different this year and giving the students the opportunity to see what life is like around the world is something they will never forget. I know I will never forget it."
EUMS student, Oscar Hernandez said, "It was a lot of fun to see what they looked like."
Written by: Tabatha Arce, 6th grade teacher
Posted: Mar 31, 2014 by Susie Jones