It may be that a CELC student could give the standard reply to a parent asking a “so, what did you do at school today?”  question.  Yet, it is unlikely, and would be quite suspect!  A typical week is filled with such variety that there are rarely even traces of typical day in any given week in this extraordinary middle school experience!

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Monday, 21 March – Greetings to a new day and settle into the groove of classes.   Some like to set goals for themselves.  We begin, we learn, we look, we are ready!

Tuesday, 22 March – Outdoor education class with Naturalist Lucy Meigs to observe wood frogs and their eggs as they appear this season in vernal pools.

Wednesday, 23 MarchMeet and Greet traditional Latino lunch and sing-a-long in Spanish with elders at Casa Otonal in New Haven. This commences a partnership as part of our immigration study. Stay tuned for more news about this exciting endeavor.

Thursday, 24 March – Guest author Patricia Q. Wall to visit and discuss her literary works Child Out of Place and Beyond Freedom.  To be held at the Blackstone Library in Branford from 11:00-noon, this event is sponsored by CELC and open to the public.

Friday, 25 March – Making hamantaschen for Why Cook? class, followed in the afternoon by CELC student-drama share/performance at the Long Wharf Theater.  Following the 9-week drama class, students will recite monologues and more for family and friends.  Admission is an item to be donated to the home-goods drive to benefit the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), which helps to support refugee families who have come to Connecticut to start new lives.

Follow all of these adventures in our weekly blog “Journeys with CELC”.