When I was first hired at Sumas Elementary, part of the understanding was that I would shadow an E.L.L. (English Language Learners) after school program at Everson Elementary, with the intention of running the same program at Sumas after Christmas. Welp, this Monday I start my own ELL after school class. Of the 13 kids invited, all 13 accepted (which apparently NEVER happens, according to my principal). Right now, I will be in charge of all 13 children, ages 5-7, with no extra help!
The curriculum will be exciting, because we get to learn all about how food travels from the field to the table, and will do so by talking about corn! Yes, Corn. We will eat corn, make cornbread, corn pancakes, and maybe even tamales. We will read stories about corn, color cobs, learn about a tortilla factory and act out our own popcorn ball factory! Art projects, movies, and more. I hope it will be a great time! (and not too stressful...)