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A Day in Bancroft Elementary Washington D.C

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

World Learning is a great organization which coordinates undergraduate student exchanges through its Global UGRAD program.  Last November, they brought several international students to our DC elementary after-school programs at Bancroft and Thomson Elementary to talk about their home countries in Asia and Central/South America and volunteer with the kids.  Everyone involved had a great time, so we were happy to partner with them for another international student volunteer day.

We had 11 international students come to Thomson Elementary on March 8 to volunteer with our students. After helping them with their homework, the international students gave short presentations about their countries.  Many of the AALEAD students had questions for the volunteers like “what kind of food do you eat?”  They also learned how to say “hello”, “goodbye” and “thank-you” from some of the volunteers.

Finding the student's country on the globe

Visiting the 4th and 5th graders

Talking about her country with 1st and 2nd graders

On March 15, a separate group of 6 international students visited Bancroft Elementary.  As soon as they arrived at the school, our students were excited to see them and play with them.  After a quick game of kickball at recess, they settled down to homework with the help of the volunteers.

Once the students were finished with their homework, they got to learn more about the volunteers and their home countries.

All of AALEAD’s students had a great time with the World Learning volunteers.  Thank you World Learning for bringing your students to our programs!

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Reblog from Asian American LEAD blog titled “World Learning at Bancroft and Thompson School”

Link: http://www.aalead.org/blog/2012/03/world-learning-at-bancroft-and-thomson/

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