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First Grade Experiences Ethiopia

On Monday, June 6th, Rhoda Marx’s and Melissa Poppiti’s first grade classes enjoyed a special speaker, Mrs. Webb. We saw a DVD of Mrs. Webb’s three trips to Ethiopia. There were beautiful pictures of the Ethiopian countryside and people.

On Mrs. Webb’s third trip to Ethiopia, their family adopted two Ethiopian children. The presentation included pictures of Enat and her brother, along with the rest of the Webb family.
Enat, who is in Rhoda Marx’s class, showed us how to eat the Ethiopian food that her mom brought for us to taste. Students were instructed to tear off a piece of the bread (injera) with their hands. Then they were to use the bread to scoop and pinch the meat and vegetables on the tray, to get it to their mouths. There was some spicy meat, some green beans, and some greens. Yum!
We were shown the Ethiopian alphabet, which is not at all like our ABC’s! It looks more like Arabic script.
Other items such as cloth, a stone statue, baskets, and a “canteen” made from goat skin were passed around for all of us to see and hold.
We all enjoyed this global experience!

Written by: Rhoda Marx, Teacher
Posted: Jun 08, 2011 by Kimberly Thomas

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