Making New Friends ‘Across the Pond’

Recently, our sixth-grade students had the opportunity to Skype with Mr. Maxwell’s students in the United Kingdom.  The students loved getting to know each other.  Even though they live thousands of miles apart, 4,671 miles to be exact, they discovered many common interests including sports, music, and a love for Diary of a Wimpy Kid books!

After each class took turns reading a favorite children’s book, the students had the opportunity to ask questions of their classmates in Surrey including, “How much homework do you have?” The answer from Mr. Maxwell’s class was, “Loads!”


In order to learn more about each other and stay in touch with our new friends, we have launched a postcard project.  White Oak students in Mrs. Kelley’s class chose postcards with facts and interesting information about Texas and U.S. landmarks to mail. Each postcard includes a message with book recommendations, favorite songs, and more. The students were extremely creative with their questions and thoughts!

Stay tuned as we share postcards from our friends ‘across the pond’ soon!

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