Fri 6 May 2005
April 30, 2005
Day of Diversity
It is wonderful to spend time with innocent, cute, and sincere children. Yesterday, was the first time I was in a middle school in the United States. I went to the Lamberton school with my friends Sanaa, Kaoutar, and Zaid. Bryan, our instructor, drove us from the Quarry at 7:45 am to the school. We went to the school as volunteers and participants at a day of diversity which was organized by the school and parents to help students know more about different countries and cultures.
When we arrived at the school we found the organizer waiting for us. Everything was well organized. There were many people and teachers helping organize the different activities that were prepared for the children. There were special rooms devoted for our presentations. I shared a large room with Kaoutar. She chose to teach students how to write their names in Arabic, while I and Sanaa chose to show our power point presentations about Morocco and explain the slides. Zaid had a separate room where he showed his presentation about his home country, Iraq.
While in the room, every fifteen minutes we received a group of about 15 to 25 students. After that they moved to the other stations which included Iraq and The United Arab Emirate. The students got passports to fill at each station with small stamps that symbolized the flag of each country they visited. It was really a good idea to organize the work of the day and gave it an order.
We started at 8:15am. I was so happy that everything was going all right. Moreover, I felt that I was doing something interesting and new for the students. They were so exited and keen on learning about other countries. Furthermore, the children were polite that they asked questions in a respectful manner. At 11:30 am we had a break during which we had our lunch. We had vegetarian food, we also had couscous and baklawa. We then carried out our presentations until it was 2:00 pm. By that time the activities of the day were all covered. We went out and shared a few moments with all the people who participated at the day of diversity before living to campus.
By the end of all the activities I was very tired. However, I was so happy because I felt that I did something good. Bryan drove us back to the campus. There was nothing to do the rest of the day, so we had an opportunity to sleep and relax. But before I slept, I called my mum and told her about my perfect day.