Learning from Each Other

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If you have been following our blog, you probably know that we have buddies in Kenya.

Our Kenya friends!

We are very lucky to have them as friends because we learn so much about their life and they learn so much from us.   Our class has become experts on the plant and animal life found in the desert, so we wanted to share some of what we know with them.

Exploring the desert outside our classroom!

We decided to create a poster on the information we learned and send it to our Kenya Buddies.

Here we are researching the species we took pictures of using our class digital camera. See the poster on the wall?

This way they will get to see what our desert looks like and the wildlife we have.  They just received it and are very happy.

Students at Bensesa School with the desert posters we made.


You may be asking what we have learned from them.  Well, let us tell you…

Kenya is a country in the eastern part of Africa.  The coast of Kenya is the Indian Ocean.

The capital of Kenya is Nairobi.  Our Kenya buddies go to a school that is in a rural part of Nairobi.

April is the one of the months that are rainy in Kenya.

They learn to speak English and Kiswahili in school.

A Day in the Life of a Kenyan Child

One of the foods they eat for breakfast is mandazi and chapati.

Mandazi is fried dough shaped like a doughnut.  The picture below was sent to us by our friends at Bensesa School.

They eat mandazi for breakfast.

They also eat chapati, which is fried dough.  They may have this for lunch or ugali.  



Serving ugali and mandazi at school.

Do you know an interesting fact about Kenya that you can share?

Do you know an interesting fact about the Sonoran Desert to share?




2 thoughts on “Learning from Each Other

  1. Dear Mrs Fraher and Class,
    How lucky you are to share and communicate with a school in Kenya – it’s a great way to learn. We have special links with a school in Mettapalayam, Tamil Nadu in India, and we’ve learned so much from it! I know that Kenya has some of the most amazing national reserves where you can see the Big Five of African animals… and that Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa (after Kilamanjaro).
    I have travelled to Botswana & Zimbabwe, and would love to go back to Africa sometime. Maybe it’s somewhere you would like to travel to, now you’ve started to learn a little bit about it?
    Mrs M
    A Room with a View

  2. Mrs. Monaghan,

    Thank you for your comment. I didn’t know that Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa. I wonder how close Mount Kenya is to our buddies. You are lucky to have been able to travel to different places in Africa. I have been wanting to go to Malawi for some time now to volunteer at a homeless shelter my church runs. I just can’t seem to find the money to go.
    Have you found through your collaboration with the school in India that although you are from different cultures, you have a lot of similarities as well? Kids are kids no matter where they live!

    Mrs. Fraher

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