Wilson 5th graders Virtually Visit Africa

Wilson 5th graders Virtually Visit Africa
On Wednesday, April 4, the students in Mrs. Sievers class had a very unique opportunity.  With the help of Mrs. Tina Groff and  Twenty first century technology the students were able to Skype with a former SJ student who is currently staying in the Mbeya region of Tanzania. Hannah Sievers graduated from SJ in 2016 and is a current student at Houghton College.  She is participating in a semester long study program in the east African nation of Tanzania. She is studying Swahili, East African wildlife and ecology as well as Anthropology. Tanzania is a nation located on the eastern side of the continent of Africa. It is bordered on the east by the Indian Ocean and surrounded by the countries of Kenya,Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and Malawi just to name a few.  Hannah is the daughter of Mrs. Sievers, one of the fifth grade teachers at the Wilson Building. Mrs. Sievers has been sharing photos from the adventures of the college students with her class.  Today students were able to have a tour of the village where the students are staying, say "Jambo" to some very curious children who were excited to see so many Americans their own age via Skype. They learned that kids just like to play soccer, eat sweet treats and even have to go to school just like they do  even around the world. When the visit was wrapping up we all said ,"Kwaheri", Good Bye, and "Asante sana", Thank You very much for sharing a bit of your day and your village with us.AfricaAfrica