I'm seeking a first grade class to collaborate with on an upcoming project invloving pollution and the environment (or any topic relevant to the curriculum). Please let me know if you are interested!

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How about this classroom from rural west Australia, part of the ePals Global Community?
Shenoa Elvin-Johnson - Australia -
From: Spirit of Play Community School | Posted On: February 11, 2011 | Member Since: February 10, 2011
Project Description

We are a small composite class catering for the first three years of schooling in WA. The town is in a rural area and has around 5000-6000 people. The students are of mixed background with English as their first language. They are currently learning the local indigenous language 'Noongar' in their classroom. The children are investigating their bodies and how their environment impacts what they eat, how they exercise and how they grow. We would like to share ideas and discoveries with other classes of similar age.

Location
Denmark, West Aust, Australia

Language English
Number of participants 11-15
Age range 4-7

To contact her (or other teachers interested in the topic), join the ePals Global Community at: http://www.epals.com.
It's free to join and to register yourself in the Global Community.
If you want, you can also get free student email accounts for your students, or just write to the other teacher through your ePals account.

Here's a teacher from Uganda:
Kijoba Matthew - Uganda -
From: Hope Christian School | Posted On: February 11, 2011 | Member Since: January 4, 2009
Project Description

Hope school is a Christian school located in the pei urban area of Masaka in Southern Uganda Its major problem is many street children and alot of garbage and environmental issues. We teach Children to do community work to conserve and protect the environment.

Location Kampala, Masaka, Uganda
Language English Number of participants 100+
Age range 5-14

Or how about a rural school in UK:
Emma Russell - United Kingdom -
From: Colliers Green | Posted On: February 3, 2011 | Member Since: February 3, 2011
Project Description

Colliers Green is a primary school set in the Weald of Kent. It is a small school of around 111 pupils. The age range is from 4 to 11. The school was built over one hundred years ago during the Edwarian Period.It is in the middle of the countryside although we have the town of Cranbrook nearby. The children generally travel to school by car. Currently we hold Green Flag status which means that we take responsibility for out environment very seriously. Ideally we are looking to make contact with schools in Canada, Switzerland, India or Brazil (who have English as a language) but would welcome any new friends.

Location Cranbrook, Kent, United Kingdom
Language English
Age range 7-9

OR a teacher in Spain whose students are learning English:
Noelia Valdueza Iglesias - Spain -
From: Colegio Infantil Carlos Maria | Posted On: January 27, 2011 | Member Since: May 11, 2010
Project Description

My students are in PRE PRIMARY level. Their first language is Spanish, but they are learning English as their 2nd language. This year we would like to "discover" an English speaking country, so we are looking for ePals in any English speaking country. We would like to know what it is like living in this country,people, children, environment, traditions, food, interesting places to visit, etc.... What is similar and what is different?. We prefer to correspond by email and to write once or twice a month. We can attach some pictures about our country, school, children papers (never children faces). The children can´t type yet,so I do. You will meet a very enthusiastic class and teacher. We look forward to hearing from you!!

Location
SAN ANDRES DEL RABANEDO, LEON, Spain

Language English
Number of participants 11-15
Age range 5-7

I found all of these and more, searching on "environment" and "ages 6-7" in the global community.

Here's one from a search on "pollution" and "ages 6-7" from Ghana:
James Duah - Ghana -
From: Elshaddai School | Posted On: January 29, 2011 | Member Since: January 29, 2011
Project Description

Elshaddai Model is a Christian Basic school in Ghana. The school is situated in the Garden city of Ghana called Kumasi. It has a population of 500 pupils with twenty teaching staff. We are interested in projects that will advanced the academic work of our pupils. We would like to know what happens in other parts of the world. We are interested in the following projects: culture, child rights, environmental pollution, free trade, ICT, story telling, letter writing to mention but a few.The ages of our pupils are from 5 years to 14 years.

Location
Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana

Language English
Number of participants 26-30
Age range 5-14

To get started, you might also look at the free projects from ePals: http://www.epals.com/projects
Thank you for the information! I am very interested in ALL of them! My students would love to colloborate with these schools! Thanks again!

My students of 2nd and 3rd grades(age 8,9,10) want to exchange letters for cultural sharing and to improve their English. are your students interested? mail me at savschool2000@yahoo.com if interested.

 

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