Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Friendship Cards in Luoyang, China

This post is especially for my friends at ClubScrapChat.com, the WestCoastScrap yahoo group, and for ErinW.'s Girl Scout troop, for their talent and generosity in making and donating gorgeous friendship cards and beaded bracelets:
Michael held a special combined class session for his students at which I was a special guest. At the end he and I passed out the beautiful hand-made friendship cards, then we asked them to pose for a photo. They were more than enthusiastic to do so and held their cards high in the air. They LOVED the cards! They kept saying "made by hand?" "Made in America?" "Thank you, thank you!" "I love it!"

During the class we gave out some of the bracelets, too, as a reward for any student brave enough to stand up and ask me a question - in English, of course. So many are so shy! We had crisp one dollar bills for the guys in the class. After the first few students had asked questions and received a bracelet, more and more students were suddenly much braver! Everyone wanted a bracelet (one girl asked if she could have two but we had to say no since so many girls wanted one) and the guys were eager for the dollar bills. We ran out of time before they ran out of questions so we promised we would have another question/answer session at their next class meeting. Erin, please tell your girl scout troop that the girls here are wearing their bracelets all over campus and showing them off to their friends!

So, my friends, your handmade gifts were extremely popular, happily received, and will be treasured for a long, long time to come!

Among the students' vocabulary words for the day: scrapbook, and Girl Scouts.

Oh, and, believe it or not, I'm in the photo, too, but am so thoroughly surrounded by students that I'm all but invisible!

1 comment:

lucyg said...

wonderful, Deb - love the class photo!