Saturday, December 6, 2014
Today we said our final farewells to our little Australian mate. He has been with our class for a year and half but this month his father is returning to duty in his native homeland of Australia. We have learned so much from this environmentally conscious young man who wants to save the sharks in the ocean.
It's such a gift to have children from other countries spend time in our classroom. Sometimes our classroom feels like the United Nations. Several children have visited family out of the country and several more come from families that are newly American and speak a second language at home. It's a great experience for the children to learn from all of these different cultures because what they generally learn is that are more alike than different and that is a message that will stay with them through adulthood. At this time of year, we are feeling especially blessed!
Posted by dayle timmons at 7:53 PM