By Becky Roehl
My journey to Africa began with my students making informational books for schools in Africa. After a blog post, some emails, and meetings in Lake Geneva, I was given the opportunity to represent Wisconsin on the trip of a lifetime. Going with the A to Z Literacy Movement to Africa to give children and teachers the skills to succeed, is a dream come true.
During my travels, I hope to bring my 7th grade students’ informational books and letters to the students in Zambia. My lessons in Zambia will focus on why we write and the different ways we communicate with each other. As life is a journey and our mission to help others continues, my goal on this trip is to show students that reading and writing is also a journey that children and adults continue throughout their lives.
Let the adventure and journey begin!!