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A Great Day

08 02 08 - 23:43

I am Back at Mrs Fuller's house after a wonderful day at McClure Middle School. I spent the day in Mrs Fuller's Drams Classes and Mrs Tudor English classes.
I watched the drama students working on scenes from the Play 'The Emperor's New clothes'. I was really impressed with the way the students works and acted as audience for each other. I chatted with them about some of the similarities and differences between Scotland and the USA. Some of the Drama students took me to the English class were the students worked on more poetry, adding to the poems I brought over from Sandaig. We pinned the Sandaig poems onto the wall and the student got to work. The drama students improvised performances of the poem and the English students acted as an audience. I recorded quite a few of them to add to the audio recorded in Sandaig, so you will be able to hear them soon. I also took a pile of photos and some video to take back to Sandaig.
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I was really excited to read that you were doing this collaboration as I am dying to talk to people with experience of both Scottish and American education systems! I see the students are doing drama- looks like fun! Middle school in my school is like our S1 and S2 in Scotland. Is it the same at McClure?
Liz O'Neill (Email) (URL) - 09 02 08 - 15:25

Hi Liz,
nice to read you.
Seems to be p7 – S2 as far as I can see. Sammy McClure also has some high school children as there is a new High School being built beside it (and a new elementary school taking shape across the road). From my point of view a Middle School is more like secondary, with children moving round classes.
John - 10 02 08 - 13:03

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