Monday, October 16, 2017

Dr. Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Our class had an opportunity to meet Dr. Jane Goodall at the Roots & Shoots event at Chrissy Field
in San Francisco. Our students have developed a civic project to collect food for the needy and work with community resources to distribute what we collect.

We have been working on this project for weeks and we were all so excited to meet Dr. Goodall. I mean really! It is a once in a lifetime event and for our kids to have this experience it was too much! I was over the moon for them (and okay, I will admit it, for me too).

We were scheduled to go on Wednesday, October 11th. Then the fires in Napa and Sonoma hit. The air quality in our area was really bad and school was canceled for the 11th. No school, no field trip, Students and parents were disappointed. Mrs. Solis and I were disappointed as well. There was nothing to be done about it.

Working with the Roots & Shoots coordinator, we will have access to the video of Dr. Goodall's speech and we will be receiving the badges we would have received at the event.  Small tokens for the kids to let them know that they were missed. This made me happy for them though; I know that they will be happy to have this recognition.

I am not going to lie though, seeing the photos of other students with Dr. Goodall brought tears to my eyes as I thought about how this event would have affected our students.

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