Second-grade Special Enriching Events for Kids students at Lanier Primary School welcomed a special guest last Thursday.
Emma Yu, a teacher from China, visited the SEEK classroom to teach about her country. The students participated in an interactive lesson with Yu as she helped them learn more about China’s land and culture.
Iris Sims, LPS SEEK enrichment teacher, invited Yu, who is from the Zhejiang Province, to share with the class as part of its global-unit studies. The SEEK students are completing a study unit about China.
The students had lots of questions for Yu and enjoyed her PowerPoint presentation. Items of special interest for the students were food, school life and holidays in China.
Each student also discovered their birth animal according to the Chinese calendar, as well as phrases in Chinese language and writing.
Yu is a participating teacher in the China Hope Project, an international exchange program for Chinese teachers and students.
“I like it very much,” Yu said when asked how she liked the United States. “Many things are different here than in my country but they are very interesting. I love shopping in America, also!”
LPS principal Jeffrey Hodges thought the classroom visit was very educational for the SEEK students and provided insight for them into China’s culture.
Sims believed the extension activity was interesting and fun for the students as evidenced by the happy smiles and excited faces of the young gifted learners.