Marek Lebdowicz
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Hallo from Poland!

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School's Name
Szkola Podstawowa nr2
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School City
Nowy Sacz
Something Unique About Me:
I am an art teacher, artist, member of Polish Pastelists Association.
I love plainair paintig.
My hobby is medieval sword fencing.
The Subject(s) I Teach:
Brief Description of My Students:
My Students are 11 - 12 years.
Description of the Town or City My Students Come From:
Nowy Sacz is the capital of the area known as the Polish "Tuscany" with a 700 year cultural heritage, three mountain ranges covered with forests, three mountain rivers - Dunajec, Poprad and Kamienica, many health resorts and ski lifts.
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At 4:40pm on February 26, 2009, Matthias Leutrum said…
Hello Marek and students! Greetings from Harlem!
Thank you for your thoughtful comments on our pieces
We have enjoyed discovering your students art work as well. We were struck by how present nature is in all the pictures. Meadows, farms , forests and lots of animals too.
We live in the city and experience nature mostly in Central Park and small community gardens. Trees here grow out of the sidewalk and the students very rarely get to experience true country life.
We loved the depiction of old stone buildings and castles. Here in New York City buildings can be very big and tall but your buildings are much older. There was a lot of detail in all your pictures that really gave us the feeling of being in close touch with your culture. It was very interesting to see all the depictions of cemeteries and to learn about how you celebrate All Saints Day in Poland.
The students were surprised to see how many holidays we share despite the fact that you live on another continent. They enjoyed reading the artist description sheets and discovering how much we all have in common and how small our planet is in some ways. We are also amazed at how fluent and good your English is. Very impressive, if only our Polish could be as good!
You asked about Double Dutch.
This is how you play it:First you have to have two ropes and two turners.Then you can have 1 or 2 people jump in the rope at 1 time. When the right rope goes up you jump in. These are some tricks: Criss cross, mumble, type writter, pop up,scissors and around the world.You jump alternating your feet and follow the beat for as long as you can. We love playing it during recess on the Street. Since our school is in 3 small buildings on opposite sides of 129th Street in Harlem we have special permission by the city to close the street for traffic during the day and use it to run and play.
Thank you again for all your beautiful work and for sharing your culture with us. We all hope to have the opportunity to visit your beautiful country one day!
At 10:31am on February 19, 2009, Laurie Polizzo said…
Hello, Marek

Please tell your wife to visit the photos on Laurie Polizzo's My Photos of my

students viewing the Polish art that she sent to us

Laurie Polizzo
At 8:05pm on February 11, 2009, Laurie Polizzo said…
Hi! Greetings from the US!
My students made many very interesting observations.
They have found that the world is very small.
From the drawings they saw that your country celebrates many of the same holidays and seasons we do here in the US. They loved learning that you have the same traditions...Christmas, Midnight Mass, and simple outside activities.
It also looks like many students live outside of the city. We enjoyed seeing the quiet country life and the nature.
We live in an urban environment. Most students don't get out of the city too often.
The students were very interested in the drawings that showed castles.
They were very surprised to see them.
I explained to my students that your country is older than ours.
So you would have castles from long ago.
The students first thought the castles were about fairy tales!
Once they read the descriptions on the back of the art they realized that this is something your students see.
My students loved looking at all the art work.
They have learned that students all over the world live very similar lives.
They liked reading the descriptions on the back of the pictures because it gave them a small window on your everyday life. They learned no matter where you live students their age have similar interests.
Thank you for the brochures about places to visit in your area.
We enjoyed every piece of art!

Laurie Polizzo
At 4:53pm on February 10, 2009, Matthias Leutrum said…
Thank you Marek, Unfortunately my Polish isn't as good as your German!
My students loved discovering the drawings you sent. They are working on responses and I will hopefully be able to edit them on Thursday.
Greetings from us to your class. You have a group of talented artists there.
At 10:20am on February 10, 2009, Matthias Leutrum said…
Hi Marek,
I am Matthias Leutrum your art exchange partner from New York City.
We are about to discover and examine the beautiful artwork your students sent us. We will post our comments soon.
At 10:14am on February 8, 2009, Laurie Polizzo said…
Hi Marek,
I am Laurie Polizzo your art exchange partner from Connecticut.
My students are currently enjoying looking at the beautiful art work your class has sent.
At 4:07pm on October 15, 2008, Silvia said…
Tervitused Eestist! :)
Greetings from Estonia!
At 1:45am on October 9, 2008, Sajko Jan said…
regards to Poland. Is it not so far from my town - Presov.
look - photobucket maybe will be interesant for you.
At 2:42pm on October 6, 2008, Creative Connections said…
Dear Marek:

It is great to have you back this year!
We are looking to see your ArtLink pieces.
We also hope you will enjoy your participation on this CulturExchange as well on the ArtLink Project.

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