Our friends from Taiwan have arrived safely back home. We had a wonderful visit with them and wish it had not passed by so quickly.
While they were here, they taught us how to use Chinese Yoyo’s and shared
the art of calligraphy. We learned about their culture and traditions, and they experienced our learning and home environments.
We exchanged many gifts. They presented our school with 20 Chinese Yoyo’s
for our physical education classroom. Our friends also gave us a beautiful set of traditional Chinese puppets and these are on display in our rotunda. Each year, we present Raey Guang with a piece of student art work to showcase at their school. This year’s piece was created by Matthew Jonkman.
There were many more gifts, but the best gift we received is their friendship. Enjoy these photos…and sincere thanks to our host families for helping us to make this experience so special. Each year, our Taiwanese friends tell me that their favorite part of the trip is staying with Georgetown families. Thank you to the Baars (Quinn and Bryce), VanHaitsma’s (Kassidy and Jenna), Troyer/Impens (Emily), Fords (Ty), Eggers/Clark (Hannah), Schuur (Makiah and Emerson), Norton (Leah and Lucas), Brewer (Melia), Burget (Kenzey), Owens (Annabel), Baker (Zac) and Conkel (Nate).