Thursday, December 13, 2007

Introducing a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

Sue needed to give a lesson on following instructions, so she wrote out all of the details for making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Then off she went to school carrying 4 loaves of bread, 3 small jars of jam, 2 jars of peanut butter, and a bevy of knives.  It was a cultural exchange as well.  While any French student should know how to make a crepe, a student of American English should know how to make a PB&J!

Here are some of Sue's students in the throes of making their sandwiches.
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They split up the sandwiches so everyone could have a taste.  Nothing like fine American cuisine!  Only one person out of all of her classes did not like the taste.
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"I think I'll eat these every day!"
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Overall it was a great hit.  American teachers are hired to help the students with their pronunciation, but also to teach more understanding of Westerners and western culture.  Sue's classes sure received their western culture dose for the day!


mimifrancoise said...

Sue, It takes a while to develop a taste for peanut butter. I was raised in France and we did not have peanut butter. I have been in the US for almost 50 years (and my kids grew up on P&J sandwiches), but it still is not my favorite. Glad your students liked the P&J sandwiches. As you say, they are getting a good dose of American culture. Keep up the good work, and especially keep up your blog. I thoroughly enjoy reading it.

Anonymous said...

I had my 2nd graders write down
directions on how to make a PandB
sandwich, describe peanut butter
using as many of their 5 senses as
possible etc. It was a hit.
Curious in USA