Sue's March 2015 Trip
This past March I had the opportunity
to take my son, Jonny, to visit Elmina and share with him all
of the wonderful things happening with Tomorrow's Stars scholars and
One of the highlights of this trip was
exchanging 100 pen pal letters between students at my school, ER
Taylor Elementary School, and students at Christ Cares and Bantuma
Schools. The children learn so much about each others' cultures through these letters. The students in Ghana have sent over many gifts to my students including bracelets, pencils and erasers. Throughout these past five years of exchanging letters, I have seen so much improvement in the writing skills of all of the students involved!
Literacy Leaders and Readers
Last summer, I was awarded a grant
through Fund for Teachers to study Adinkra symbols and work with
students at Christ Cares and Bantuma to write personal narratives
about how these symbols impact their lives. Now, these students are
thrilled to read their own stories on Worldreader e-readers!
Adehye Girls Club
The Adehye Girls Club members have been
very busy teaching younger students all about beading, crocheting and
reading. The girls continue to make bracelets and crocheted bags to raise funds for the club. If you are interested in purchasing a beautiful Adehye Girls Club bracelet, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My good friends, Jill and Gene Cohn,
were in Ghana visiting their son Ben, and came by Bantuma and Christ
Cares to donate art supplies for the libraries and bring biscuits and
juice to the Reading Club and Girls Club. The students were thrilled
to make new friends.
Richard and Leticia, Tomorrow's Stars librarians, took a trip with us to Mole National Park. We had such an amazing experience watching the elephants and and warthogs roaming in the wild. Yes, those are elephants right behind us relaxing in the water!
Thank You to All People Be Happy!!!
Thank you so much to All People Be Happy for awarding me a summer grant to implement a cross age tutoring project with the Adehye Girls Club, Bantuma Reading Club and 1st through 3rd grade students at Bantuma and Christ Cares School. This project will build on the older students' leadership skills while supporting basic literacy skills for the younger students. Most important, I hope to see all of the students involved develop of love of reading and service!