Thursday, May 29, 2014

Friendship, Blogging, and Learning

This year has been an exciting one! Back in January, Theo joined our class. He and his family moved here from France, and Theo knew very little English. He has made tremendous progress in a few short months! 

Garland by Chloe
Theo and his mom came in recently, and they shared information about France. Here is a photo from their presentation. Notice his classmates from France in the background! After, everyone enjoyed some homemade crepes!

Photo by Mrs. Yollis

Mrs. Yollis has been getting emails for Theo from his friends in France. His French classmates are learning English as well. Here is one of the letters:

Hello Théophie,

How are you? Do you like living in Los Angeles? What's your favourite colour? My favourite colours are blue and purple. What's your favourite animal? My favourite animals are  dolphin , horse and dog. Do you understand everything  in English?


We are hoping that Theo's French classmates will leave comments here, and we can correspond on the blog. To correspond is to communicate, usually via letter. However, we will use our comment section! 


  1. Bonjour Theo.

    Il peut être difficile de venir à une nouvelle maison. Apprendre une nouvelle langue peut également prendre du temps, mais de nouveaux amis peut vous aider. J'espère que vous vous amusez, Théo.

    Ross Mannell
    Professeur (à la retraite), N.S.W., Australie

    I have to say my written and spoken French isn't very good so I struggled when I visited Paris but, with the help of Google Translate, I was able to share the above. It should read...

    Hello Theo.

    It can be difficult to come to a new home. Learning a new language can also take time, but new friends can help. I hope you have fun, Theo.

    Ross Mannell
    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

    1. Dear Mr. Mannell,

      Yes it is difficult to learn a new language but now I can speak english and that is really fun. When you have friend you can learn faster than when you don't have friend. I was lucky enough to make good friends in my class...

      I had to stop writing because we have just been shaken by an earthquake (3.7). This is the second one since I arrived but last time I was sleeping.

      Have you ever felt an earthquake?



    2. Dear Theo,
      we have a chinese girl in our class that is also struggling
      From Rebecca


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