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?"
I think my kids are brilliant.