Not So Excited About Eggs

April 29, 2014

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson

naturally-dyed-easter-eggsProject Learn is a place you can make a new ending! GED and ESOL classes are being given on a daily basis. Currently we have 47 classes and 26 locations.

Life takes us in many directions, whether it is a refugee trying to get their citizenship or a GED student trying to go on to college. I like to be a part of helping people continue on their path to a better tomorrow.

I teach an ESL Family Literacy class at North Hill Library and my students are eager to learn about American culture and traditions. So, two week ago, we colored eggs to celebrate the Easter holiday. “Excited” is not the word I would use… Most of the students were vegetarian so they did not want to touch the eggs. Also, even though I thought it would be a fun activity, they didn’t seem to understand why we were coloring them. And when I thought about it, I didn’t either. (smile)

So I did a little research and found the answer: Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are decorated eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime. To make a long story short, I was left with a dozen eggs to eat on my own. But we all learned something new.

– Kelly Blair, Program Assistant

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