(Sound of knock on the door)
Mrs Foster: Come in.
(Door opens, footsteps)
Mrs Foster: Do sit down, Mr Fuentos.
Mr Fuentos: Thank you.
Mrs Foster: I understand you want to see me about Alita.
Mr Fuentos: Yes. I want her to be happy.
Mrs Foster: We all do, Mr Fuentos. Alita has only been in the school a little while.
She is a good pupil.
Mr Fuentos: But she does not have friends. I try to help her but my English is not very good.
Mrs Foster: We want to help her all we can. She is shy but the other children seem to like her.
Mr Fuentos: I would like to invite them to our home. We have a nice house.
Mrs Foster: Well, that sounds a great idea
for the future. But first she needs to make
friends. Does Alita have a hobby?
Mr Fuentos: She likes to dance.
Mrs Foster: Well, some of the children take dance classes. Soon we'll have a parents' evening. I will introduce you to someone who might be able to help.
Mr Fuentos: That would be great.
Mrs Foster: The children will also soon be learning about different cultures in their class. We do not have many children like Alita. They would love to hear about her customs.
Mr Fuentos: She is afraid they will laugh at her.
Mrs Foster: But they won't laugh at you. Could you come and tell them about the special things you do?
Mr Fuentos: I think my English is not good.
Mrs Foster: Then bring pictures, objects. The children will ask questions. Think about it. It will help Alita to be one of our community.
Mr Fuentos: I think about it. If it is for Alita I will try.
Mrs Foster: Well done. And meanwhile I will see that the children include her in their games. It takes time but she will be fine.
Mr Fuentos: I look forward to the parents' evening. That will be good.
Mrs Foster: Alita is a clever girl. We will help her all we can.