Luqiao Sister School

Luqaio Experimental Primary School is our sister school in China. Mrs. Duncan visited their school in the Spring of 2011.

 

Principal 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.

 

I 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.

 

After 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!

 

Principal 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.