We opened the envelopes together to find that the Grade 3 students from La Loche had written our class back!
As the students read their letters, I could tell from their expressions that they were reading something pretty interesting. I invited the students to come up to the Reader's Chair one at a time to share their letter with the class. This was an unbelievable experience to be part of.
The students in La Loche shared their hobbies, culture, traditions, language and daily life experiences. Their way of life is very different from ours and their stories were nothing short of INCREDIBLE! I couldn't have taught my students what these letters taught them about life in La Loche or First Nations culture with a book or a video. For that matter, no resource out there could come close to getting our class as excited about learning as they were!
It was quite a day! I felt incredibly fortunate to be able to go to work and be part of something so rewarding!