Learning activities/XOs for All
 Notes from Nigeria 4/07
Inspired by an activity from the Porto Alegre school, I asked [the students] to write a letter to the president supporting the idea that all the children in Nigeria should have an XO or the idea that they should not have an XO. All the words with 1 to 3 characters would cost them 50 kobos (½ naira), and all other words were 1 naira. They only had 30 nairas to spend. Some of the letters were so lovely, regardless of how biased my activity was. The main idea was teamwork,... writing, and math. Many letters were much longer than they could afford, but the children found it hard to make them smaller and still deliver the message. For Primary 4, 30 Nairas was a good amount, but it was too short for the advanced children in Primary 4, 5, and 6. --Carla Gomez Monroy, Learning Consultant, OLPC
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