Though I don't think many people are reading this blog (judging from the lack of comments), I will still continue to post! Today was long and intense, we had a variety of educator workshops introducing teachers to IWitness and effective use of testimony in the classroom. I also learned some techniques from Discovery Education that I want to bring back to my classroom! In the afternoon we toured the museum and focused on Poland before and after the war. There was SOOOOOOO much to see and learn and I would have loved to spend at least 6 hours there, but of course, we didn't have that kind of time. Tomorrow, we may be allowed to go back through at our own pace during lunch. Yay! So much to learn!!
In other exciting news, I have been asked to speak at one of tomorrow's events and I feel incredibly blessed. Important people will be present so I will probably be up all night practicing the speech/spoken word that I just wrote. I so wish that my students or Corey were here to critique, but I will have to do my best on my own. Please think positive thoughts, cross your fingers, pray, meditate or whatever you do to send good vibes! I do not want to mess up at such an important event. :)
I also have to pack my suitcases because we head to Krakow, Poland tomorrow afternoon!
I have to keep tonight's post short because I have to be down stairs with all of my luggage for the staff meeting at 6:30 a.m. and it's already 11:30.
I love you all whether you read this or not and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
I'm reading these, just so you know. Good luck and have a good trip to Kraków!
I'm here, too! Good luck with your speech!
My son and your student Ben Rose's great grandfather was an Austrian Jew born in 1883 in what became after the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a part of Poland- Lemberg Austria-
He spoke Austrian and Yiddish, and who knowa what else. Benjamin Rosenstroch came to America in 1899 with barely a nickel in his pocket and started a new life in a strange and foreign country. He left Europe due to persecution of Jews
I've been researching his son, Joseph Rosenstroch(born 1906), married Sauraline/ Sylvia Kahn, daughter of Bernard/Barnett Kahn & Regina Drechsler. I think Regina Drechsler was a sister of my mother's "Auntie Eda", actually her mother's cousin. My mom is 92 and very interested in her ancestry. Can you help me?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.