As a Pre-K teacher, you hear a lot about the lives of the children in your class if you listen and engage in daily conversations with them. Cam has been telling us about his mother’s trip to Guatemala since the beginning of school. It is evident that his family has had many discussions on the awful living conditions, lack of dental care, and poor water quality in Guatemala. I have been so impressed with his knowledge of these issues. His mother is a Spanish teacher at a local school so Cam has been exposed to the Spanish culture in books and music. Their family operates a large cherry farm and cherry processing plant that employs Spanish-speaking people who help grow and harvest their crops every summer. Cam has spoken fondly of their work family and even shared a YouTube video of a cherry harvest when his Dad, Ben, was our special guest.
We are so blessed that our families live and go to school in this very beautiful and small rural community. It’s sometimes easy to forget that there is a world beyond the Great Lakes and forests. Many of our friends and family that live elsewhere visit, largely due to the national coverage our area has received as one of the best family vacation spots. I am sure Cam’s mom would agree that Guatemala is far from a vacation destination.
Cam has been able to follow his mother’s trip to Guatemala thanks to a local TV crew providing updates. His mother, Kelsey, is quoted in a segment here. She has been posting photos on her Facebook page as well. What a great experience for their family and our community at large.
I know one little boy and his family that will be very glad to have Mom back and our class looks forward to celebrating with them! Thank you to Kelsey and the medical team for blessing children around the world. You have expanded our global awareness through your efforts to help others. This experience provides the perfect segue to next month’s Mother Goose Time curriculum theme, It’s a Small World.
Come back soon to follow more of our classroom adventures.
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