Don’t think we’ve mentioned this yet, but thanks to our good friend Melissa in Jacksonville, Florida, we’ve been partnering with her class at Hendricks Avenue Elementary, sharing our experiences and lending inspiration for their extra credit projects. At each stop along the way, we pick out a postcard that expresses the culture of the place, and we write about some of the things we’ve learned. Then we mail it off to Hendricks Avenue, and Mrs. Buchanan’s class plots our postcards and moves our photo on a giant map posted in the hallway for all to see. Mrs. Buchanan has been giving out extra credit assignments for her students to research things about some of the places we visit. It’s been a very fun and gratifying activity for us both down here. Education was a big focus for the team at Brunet-García before I left, so I feel like it’s been the perfect segue.

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