I spent the day driving around northeast Minneapolis, MN with my colleague Dawn (remember?). We visited with school administrators from an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school, all with highly diverse student populations (i.e., 80-90% of the students speak English as a second or third language and come from low-income families). We would like to take our own teacher education students to these three schools for experience working with students in settings featuring urban diversity, something they don't get much of in Western ND! The Minneapolis schools were receptive, so we will move ahead with this initiative in the coming months.
I came home tonight to find the sweetest thing awaiting me:
|When I opened the microwave, I noticed that they had unwrapped a microwave popcorn package and put it in there so that, truly, all I would have had to do was press the "popcorn" button and wait for the magic to happen! Aren't they awesome kids?!|
|That's our adorable nephew Davis, tucked in to bed and ready for a good night's sleep.|
|Susan is next to her little sister Cassie. Those are Cassie's kids Marly (on Susan's lap) and Davis.|
|And this is Cassie's sweet family: husband Nick and cute kids Marly and Davis.|