Monday, December 17, 2007

Free Rice.Com

Good morning kiddos!
I just found this website after listening to NPR this morning

It's a word game - select the definition or synonym that fits the word at the top. It'll get harder as you get better. The more answers you get right, the more rice you can donate to the United Nation's World Food Program. Check it out and help feed the hungry!

EDIT: Just got a message from a friend already in Niger - the WFP is responsible for providing the lunches at his local school, so it actually is a good cause!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Getting Ready to Go

Hi again, kiddos
Just a quick update - I head towards Niger on the 6th of January and I've already started packing (nope, not bringing the computer OR the cell phone!) I was wondering if any of you would be interested in writing me an ACE (or even RACEM!) response to the following question that I could share with the Nigerien children when I get there (and yes, that was supposed to be spelled with an e - Nigerian would mean they were from Nigeria. It's amazing the importance of a letter, which, I'm sure, Mrs. Sickenger will point out on your next vocabulary test :) )

The question: If you were going on a very long trip, what is the one thing you would absolutely have to have with you. (Food and water are already provided, in their most basic form).

Thanks, and Happy Learning :)
Ms. Olson