Monday, March 30, 2009

What's up with environmental education

LinkMen's tree nursery

Environmental Education: In January, I started co-teaching enviro ed classes with the headmaster. We have a 1-2 hour lesson every other Wednesday afternoon with the 5th and 6th graders. So far it's been surprisingly kickass, because Chaibou does a great job of animating and legitimizing the material. We're using the Globe curriculum- it's used by schools worldwide to gather data on different aspects of the environment: atmosphere, soil, water, and trees.

So far we've done 2 soil lessons and 2 tree lessons, and when the students return from spring break we're going to start a small tree nursery so everyone can take some trees home with them. Ibrahim, my friend, Hausa teacher, and formal work counterpart, is jazzed to help with all of that.
Next: women's literacy


Jeff K. said...

I am amazed each time I read your letters how much progress and what a difference you're making.

-Your Proud WI Cousin

Ronda Laveen said...

I come in peace. I come from Reya.Teaching can be so very rewarding. I look forward to reading your accountings.

Kerry said...

Thanks for reading and commenting on J's letters. There will come a day when she will actually be able to spend some time on her blog, and I am sure she will really appreciate your interest.

Merry said...

I second Jeff's comment. You are wise beyond your years, young lady, and have earned many stars in your crown. I, too, am a very proud aunt.