Grade 8 students have been investigating the ‘Lost Boys’, and the experience of those in Sudan. Students watched a documentary about Sudan, refugee camp life, and the experience of coming to the U.S.A. While the exploration goes on, perhaps a highlight was some the students realizing that hope can come from many places, and perhaps fear is what stops us from empathizing or understanding. Ms.Robert’s, a teacher at TMC, hosted a Sudanese lunch planned by students, and they gathered together to see if the experience furthered their understanding in any way.
A grade 8 student perspective: I can see why the kitchens, meals, and shift work were isolating for them. Cooking food together and eating together makes you feel comfort and less afraid of unfamiliarity. It was a moment together to breath.
Tiffany Coles. 18 years with the CBE. Grateful to be at TMC. Passionate about Middle School and providing experiences that allow students to look at different ideas, in many ways, with new eyes.