Blog Your Blessings: Immigration, My Little Town

Reading that focused on immigration for the past few weeks culminated over the past few days with writing an expository paragraph about the effect of immigration on each student's neighborhood.

Before they began writing, the kids brainstormed the effects of immigration on the people, the music, the food in their neighborhoods. A child from Albania wrote that one effect of immigration on his neighborhood was that McDonald's and Taco Bell were right there.

"But those are American restaurants," I remarked. 

"But, Miss, if all the people who work there are Albanian, isn't it an Albanian restaurant?"

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I think my kids are brilliant.

Comments

  1. Your kids are brilliant!! Reading about them brings back so many memories of my teaching days. Great post for the day as always, Sandy! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. Your kids are brilliant. I love it!

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  3. Maybe if more Americans shared their brilliance we would have a country with less hatred and more togetherness.

    An Arkies Musings

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  4. I agree, we keep forgetting that all of our ancestors were immigrants.

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  5. Yes Sandy, your kids are brilliant, you sure must be enjoying your teaching moments... :)

    Been a teacher also, 20 years back? but with high school students and enjoyed that short stint of three years in the academe... :)

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  6. somehow he has a point. i was surprised to see a philippine based food chain in vietnam with all the crews being vietnamese.

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  7. Brilliant indeed! HAPPY FRIDAY!

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  8. I love the innocence of a child's mind and I love their simple logic.;) Have a lovely Saturday,
    xoxo

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  9. He's right!! Very brilliant!!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. Point of view is always so important.

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  11. Anonymous12:54 PM

    Brilliant remark! And a good description of diversity.

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  12. Kids tend to be, don't they? Full of wit and critical reflections.
    Cheers from Cottage Country !

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  13. You do have brilliant students. It's very difficult to argue with this child's logic.

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  14. They are indeed brilliant.. and they have a great teacher.

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