JOURNEY TO MY ROOTS :: The Educational Stops

While in South Africa last summer, I was enlightened at the Apartheid Museum, especially when I considered the parallels to life here in the US.  Even more exciting was the fact that South Africa came out of apartheid and still continues to keep dialogue going about race relations and how to make things better.   We also ventured to President Nelson Mandela’s house in Soweto.  While in South Africa, you cannot help but notice the beauty all around you.


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Looking back…

I was talking to my mom about an event 2 years ago, and that motivated to glance back at pictures from then.  In the process, I stumbled across family pictures that I had not yet processed.  As I looked at them, I just marveled in thinking about how much these children have grown in just 2 years.  Here are pictures from my cousins, who I now get to watch grow on a weekly basis 🙂

Location:  National Harbor, Washington, DC Area
Date:  May 2013


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Thanksgiving Dinner Project

At school, our Thanksgiving Dinner Project (LES Feed25K) is going well! This project aims to feed 25,000 people (in theory) with fundraising event planning, advertisement design, a donation letter, a memoir from an attendee, and ALL the computations to duplicate recipes to feed that many! Social Studies, ELA, and Math integration! We’ve been using PDF, XLSX, DOC, PPT, and websites, and I STILL have my hair on my head 😉

The next time I do this with my students, I will start earlier, but it has been a joy to see the collaboration and hard work! (We need like 2 weeks for this project)

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