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ALPENA, Mich. — Students in one classroom at Wilson Elementary enjoyed a lesson from some international guests today.

Abbie Kowalski’s kindergarten class welcomed visitors from Germany Friday morning: the grandparents of one of her students.

Kowalski invited the pair in the spirit of cultural exchange after hearing they would be in town for Christmas.

“I always like when we can have students’ families come in and share some of the things they do at home. Learning is definitely reading, math, science, and social studies and all other aspects we learn at school. But it’s also all of these educational opportunities we can bring to enrich their learning.”

Kowalski’s students learned some german names for colors and built gingerbread houses from graham crackers.

Two students told us they had a lot of fun working on the project.

When their craft was finally done, the kids thanked their visitors and waved them good–bye.

Danke schoen to our German guests. We hope you enjoy your visit.