Many of you know that in my other life I am a full time instructor of English as a Second Language at a community college. My students come from all over the world representing numerous languages, nationalities, ethnicities, and religions.
Since it is an intensive immersion program, we spend a lot of time together in the course of a semester. Twenty hours a week for fifteen weeks, in fact.
So it is wonderful to be able to share that most American and most inclusive of holidays — Thanksgiving — with all of them.
It reminds me of just what a true celebration of America, its achievements, and its possibilities, Thanksgiving is.
So after a major in-class essay-writing assignment (which I still have to grade before Monday. Yikes!), we unwrapped our potluck offerings, did a little heating up in the office microwave, (one student even plugged in her slow cooker!), and tucked in.
We should’ve brought hammocks too; after this incredible feast, we had the classic Thanksgiving hangover: food coma and barely dragged ourselves through the History Channel Thanksgiving lesson.
So today I am showing you some images of the feast – not the students, because I didn’t ask their permission to put their pictures on-line!
Thanks to my wonderful, hard-working, inspiring, and fun students for this feast, especially the ones who cooked!