This week in Challenge 2011 #8, Miss W. started off a challenge that involves a meme. A meme (which rhymes with cream) is like playing tag. When a blogger tags you with the meme, you can create a post that answers the meme and then tag others you think might want to join! We were tagged by C-O Connection in Texas!
Here is the blogging meme:
Describe one of the things you have done in life, that make you
After much thought, the class worked together to write this paragraph for the meme.
Out of all the projects we completed this year, the success we achieved through participation in the Ugandan Global Project (UGP) makes us glow with pride. Throughout the month of October, we learned about the other class members of the Ugandan Global Project: Mrs. Morris and Miss Jordan from Australia, Team Toa from China, ABC Divine Foundation School in Uganda, Mr. Salsich from Connecticut, and Mrs. Ranney from California. The numerous posts on the UGP blog were filled with information each class shared about their community, daily life, and songs students liked to sing. As a class, we read about the African country of Uganda and were sad to learn how difficult it is to get an education there. Many Ugandan students walk three to six miles a day to get to a school where they can gain an education. On October 22, at 10:00 A.M., each class in the UGP participated in a one hour walk/run to raise money for their new Ugandan friends.
Although it was fun to learn about time zones, currency, and the daily lives of students from other countries and cultures, the most important reason we are proud is because together we raised $20,000! With this pledged money, the ABC Divine Foundation Primary School in Uganda was able to purchase a play lot and build a dining/kitchen hall as well. Our original goal was to earn $3,000 for them to purchase the play area, and we raised about SEVEN TIMES that amount! When we think about how much we were able to achieve together, we glow with pride!
Below are some of the videos created from the Ugandan Global Project. It was fun to watch and relive the experience through the meme!
Here is the video we created to kick off the project:
Here is the video we created about our October walk:
Here is the video Mrs. Morris created to summarize the project: