Dispatches from France

Today we went to the first two periods of school before walking to a nearby middle school. We gave a group of kids in “troisième” (the American equivalent being freshman) a presentation on Massachusetts. After the presentation we broke into small groups where the kids could ask us questions. Next we broke into smaller groups and gave the same presentation to two cinquième (7th grade) English classes. We returned to the school for lunch, and then got a tour of La Roche Sur Yon, the city we’re staying in. Later that night we had a farewell party at the school. We started out with music and food, and eventually started playing a French vs American basketball game. Once I got home after the party I had to pack my bags for our return to Paris tomorrow.