In social studies, seventh graders had the opportunity to visit with a Cuban immigrant, Reinaldo, and learn more about his experience in a communist country.
Reinaldo left Cuba in 2015 after deciding that the difficulties and restrictions of life there were not sustainable. In the summer of 2021, he became a US citizen and has embraced the opportunities here to make a new life with a career and a young family. Reinaldo spoke to students about life in Cuba and what it was like immigrating to the United States, including his first experience at McDonald's!
As a culminating activity in their ukulele unit, fifth graders prepared simple songs to sing and play on the ukulele and took their show on the road, visiting with with younger friends in preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten. Everyone enjoyed listening and even sang along!
Recently, seventh grade students prepared more than 250 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a snack, and a piece of fruit for Wilmington's Sunday Breakfast Mission, which has served the homeless, addicted, and impoverished for over 125 years.