Luqaio Experimental Primary School is our sister school in China. Mrs. Duncan visited their school in the Spring of 2011.
Xia and Helen, my interpreter drove me to Luqiao, which was about 20
minutes away from Taizhou. They escorted me to a four star hotel. Then
they took me to Luqiao experimental school. My name was displayed on
their digital marquee welcoming me to their school.
briefly visited a music class upon my arrival. The students sang like
angels. I was then taken to an English class. The students were very
attentive and engaged in their work. The teacher presented the material
using a power point presentation that was projected onto a screen. I
observed some of the same strategies we use in our classroom in their
classrooms. Students were asked to turn and talk with their classmates
about what they had learned. I had an opportunity to talk with the
students briefly at the end of their class. The students were eager to
practice their English by formally introducing themselves, sharing their
favorite color or their favorite animal with me, and asking me similar
questions in response to theirs.
class, Principal Sans and Helen invited me to join the students
outside. The children had made kites in class and were flying them
outside. The children readily invited us to join them in flying their
kites. It was great fun!
Sans then showed me a very small garden the students and staff designed
and created. I was touched to see they had planted a peony, our state
flower in honor of our partnership.