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Saturday, October 16, 2010

First School Project

Well, its begun T was assigned her first school project for social studies. In honor of hispanic heritage week, all the students were to make a poster of their heritage. Instructions said to include photos or information from where your ancestors are from. Of course, by default this was MY first school project. Luckily, I possess the artistic skill of your average 7 yr old, so I feel we'll get a good mark for this kindergarten project...despite the growing and shrinking letters!

Since T's heritage is mixed: Chinese by birth yet raised in an Irish-American household, we did a mixed board. You can't see it in the photo, but the Irish side (which is much diluted these days to really be non-existent), has a pic of me, Dotty, and my mom when Dot and I were off to Ireland in 2002. We're all holding Irish flags and shamrocks. Also displayed is a map of Ireland, and information from the Ellis Island website, from when my grandmother came through in 1920 at the age of 17.

The chinese side has a pic of me and T from when we were in China, a map of china, and some stickers of lanterns and a boy and girl dressed in traditional chinese dress. Written in the middle in chinese, is "Forever a Family".

Can I say that kids today have it too easy? Remember us? We'd have to go to the library, look through the Encyclopedia Britanica to find a map, then trace it on our notebook paper, and hand-write in the cities. Good lord, we might as well have been medieval monks making copies of manuscripts. Now, a quick google search, a click to print, and voila. Same works for the flags.

So, T will go dressed in a traditional chinese outfit on monday. I'll try and get some pics to share.

Hope you all are having a great weekend.

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2 Brilliant Comment(s) from Friends:

Connie said...

Between the 2 of you and Google, I think you did a pretty good job on this project, especially when T appears in her Chinese garb. I would give it an A+. xox

Alyson and Ford said...

Great way to handle the project! Good job!

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