Sunday, November 23, 2008
November 4th was a very important day in the history of the United States. We elected the 44th President of the United States, and he happens to be an African American. I am so glad that as a country, we finally looked beyond race and elected someone based on their ideals and plan for the future. I had some students over to my apartment on election night to watch CNN and eat pizza. It was tons of fun, mostly because the 9th graders were very organized and I didn't have to do much work! They came prepared with treats and pizza and were excited to get together and watch the coverage of the election.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
As we are getting closer to Halloween, I decided to bring some of the holiday traditions to my classroom. I spent some time telling the history of Halloween - since I am a history teacher - surprisingly, many of the "American" traditions started in Ireland. Who knew? Anyhow- we bobbed for apples, and Zsófi and I carved pumpkins. Jenny colored one - called "buster" and we celebrated!