Sunday, March 04, 2007

Saturday

I went to the "Candy Sharing Game" on Saturday and wanted to briefly let my classmates know how much of a learning experience it was for me. To be honest, it was a challenge for me to be able to communicate to little kids what we were trying to do. By the end of the day I felt as if I had made a difference in these small children's lives. I highly encourage my classmates to get involved. It's very motivating to see these children be so enthusiastic over concepts that we adults tend to complain about.

And so that was my Saturday. . . :)

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Okay, Michelle. I've been reading the blog like crazy, and I have to reiterate to you that we are all so proud of you and of your project! I am (and have been) consistently amazed with your progress, and, of course, with the fact that you have taken on such an ambitious project and somehow have managed to keep your head above water. And, of course, all of this WHILE starting a new job, starting the tenure clock, etc.

You are amazing! I am so proud to hear that your keynote situation worked well, and that everything is going according to plan. Keep it up! I'm behind you, the TA Mentors are behind you--we're all so proud. Congrats on all of your successes, my friend.

With sincere admiration and respect (and, of course delight at our long-standing friendship),

Lisa

P.S. Hook me up with some silk bags, woman!

Michelle Verges, Project Director said...

Lisa,

Thanks for sending me these kind and encouraging words. It's food for the soul! :0)

I'm so glad to know that my friends back in Athens, GA are supporting this project. I really feel blessed, and I'm glad you're a part of the experience, even if you're 700 miles away!

:0) M

Andrea L. said...

I think it will be neat to teach people with disabilities how to create a craft. I know that they have been reading the garbageland book before coming to meet with us so that they have a little bit of background information on the why's of what we are trying to do. I'm sure that it will be an enriching experience for the clients at MSDC to come to our campus. Most of them have probably never visited a college campus and certainly not mingled with their peers. Hopefully they will learn it and enjoy it. Perhaps, they will even take up a new hobby if it’s a success!