Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Kicking off at Cameron 1/10

It was great to be back for another wonderful semester at Cameron Middle School! We were excited to welcome in a new group of students, as most of our last group has progressed to another level of English education. Our new group seemed energetic, and they were particularly enthralled by the prospect of free books!

For our first class, we split into small groups and read Stepping Stones, the story of refugees escaping war and danger in Syria and Pakistan. Many of the students had traveled to the United States, and, though they were not escaping war, they could identify with some of the themes present in the book. 

While we were excited to read with our new groups, we also loved getting to hear the children share their own experiences of coming to the United States, and we think we will be able to use some of this personal experience in the future!

Next week, we hope to allow students to create their own stone images, using paper and buttons. These images could illustrate their home or their journey to this country, and we can't wait to see what they come up with! We may also introduce a new book for some of our older students, who seem extremely interested in graphic novels. We can't wait to go back!

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