Friday, May 09, 2008

Show and tell

Back in February, when word started going around my sons' elementary school that I was going to The Netherlands for the weekend I got an email from one of their teachers.

Apparently the school had International Month in May. Each class was assigned a country to study for the month.

His class was studying The Netherlands. The teacher asked if I could pick up things, free or inexpensive items, for her to use in teaching the class about Holland.



I didn't do a very good job.



So I brought in an expert.



And you should've seen my little man beam during the lesson.



Because he's cast under her spell too. As is the entire class.



The teachers loved her too.



So if you are looking for an expert to talk about The Netherlands with first graders, call Jenn in Holland. She'll have them eating out of her hands.

18 comments:

Lilacspecs said...

I've never been to Boston and I can tell kids about Belgium...not like anyone in the US bothers to really learn about Belgium, but still, I can do it!
:)
Glad you're having such a nice visit.

the dragonfly said...

That's so great! Sounds like you're all having fun. :)

Goofball said...

goeiemorgen!

Het is mooi weer.
Vele groetjes uit Belgiƫ (naast Nederland).


enjoy!

Flower Child said...

wow! talk about show and tell - I never brought in anything that could walk and talk!

Jenn in Holland said...

You know that was more fun for me than any of them. I was darn proud to be show and tell for such a stellar group of kids... and such a handsome young man, who, yes, did seem kind of proud to have me there. Ah, that's so nice.

Heather said...

How cool are you to bring in walking, talking show and tell for your son?!

Res said...

Oh me- me - what is your rate??? I am worried I can't afford you!!! LOL

How fun!!!!

Brillig said...

Oh. Mygosh. That's so frickin' brackin' cool. I'm suddenly considering arranging Holland Day at my kids' school too... And Boston Day too, since Boston is kinda like a foreign country out here in Frontier Land... Yes, I think I'll get right on that.

(Looks like everyone had a blast!!!)

Alex Elliot said...

I knew that's where it was going! I can't wait to see you two!

CableGirl said...

Now that is a kick ass show and tell!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

That's so cool! And I'm delighted you provided some "show" of your own. What incredible fun.

painted maypole said...

how cool! enjoy your visit!

Kate said...

i bet she did... jenn belongs inside a classroom! I hope you guys are having a great time, wish i were with you!

jodifur said...

how fun for you!

Jami said...

Too much cool for school! Will this show be playing in Houston anytime soon? I'd LOVE to go!

Jenn said...

oh, brilliant! you guys both so rock :)

Manager Mom said...

Aww... very cute. Don't beat yourself up for not bringing the perfect visual aid. At least you did not bring back "space cakes".

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

that is so awesome.