Gifts From Japan

Isamu and Patti in Brasil

The Second Annual KIDLINK Meeting was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil from August 12-16, 1996. KIDLINK people from 13 nations were present and among those was our friend Isamu Shimazaki, the Japanese teacher whose students have been writing to Delmar Title 1 students.

Isamu came to Rio and met me for the first time face-to-face on Sunday afternoon. The meeting was a joyous event for both of us. It was exciting to finally meet each other after many months of on-line projects we had done with our classes. During Isamu's presentation at the KIDLINK Meeting and the V Encontro da Educacao com a Informatica he spoke highly of our joint projects.

Isamu brought us photos of his teachers and students, t-shirts with images from our WWW pages and also three books from the "Frog and Toad" series in Japanese. His students signed their names in each of the books. I came to Rio with baseball t-shirts for Isamu's students donated by Gardner Sign, Inc. in Salisbury. We plan to continue our projects again this school year in the WWFax '96 project.

New Year's Project

Isamu's Japanese words

WWFax '95 The first year of our project

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