compliments to you for being the recipient of praise from our
student's parent, Mrs. M. At a time when New York City and the
school system are constantly plagued with negative publicity,
Mrs. M's accolades come as a breath of fresh air. I appreciate
the time and effort Mrs. M was able to find to express her sincere
feelings towards you. I am thrilled to find that aside from working
as a teacher, you treat children like L with great compassion
and understanding. Because of the extraordinary insight you have,
you were able to pay attention to certain small simple situations
pertaining to L. In doing so, you have made, according to Mrs.
M, a tremendous difference in L's outlook on life and school.
The kudos given to you are well deserved and are much appreciated
by yours truly. Keep up the good work."
~ John T.Comer
School District 22
"Thank you so much for visiting Baker School last week.
Your informative program captivated my students’ interest
as they learned of exciting traditional dress of the African people.
I hope you have already received the thank you notes which expressed
my students’ delight in your presentation"
~ Mrs. Malfi
enjoyed learning more about Africa Ms. Cole. My favorite part
is when you taught us what kinds of fabrics Africans used to make
clothes. I enjoyed when you said how they tie-dye fabric or cloth.
My next favorite lesson is when you picked some kids in my class
to try on African clothes. I mostly enjoyed when you showed us
pictures of African people. Thank you very much."
~ Jennifer Schwartz
presentation was tremendous. I enjoyed dressing up in traditional
clothing. It was interesting that babies have a naming ceremony
and have something sweet on their tongue to taste the sweetness
of the world. I couldn’t believe that you made all of the
formal clothing. It was entertaining to learn ways to say hi,
goodbye, and how are you in different languages. The head wraps
were remarkable and comfortable to wear. Thank you so much for
informing us about Africa.
~ Elizabeth Ling
Thank you for visiting us and sharing your presentation. You taught
us how to say “goodbye” and “how are you?”
in Yoruba, Ibo, and Hausa. You showed us what styles and fabrics
Nigerians wear. Another piece of information I know from your
lesson is people lay on hammocks woven by men. I found it interesting
that when a baby is born something sweet is put on its tongue.
~ Matt Epstein
you for coming to our class. I enjoyed all of the fashions. I
really liked all of the Ibo tribe clothes because I had already
read about them. I learned much more from you, though. A long
time ago the most common colors were brown and blue. I enjoyed
everything you taught us.
~ Melanie Kamer
Thank you for coming to our class and teaching me so much about
Africa’s way of life. I really enjoyed your lesson and thank
you for showing us the styles of Africa. My favorite sculpture
was the canoe.
~ Adam Scwartz
would like to thank you for visiting our class and showing us
all the traditional African dresses. They were made of so many
different colors and materials. My favorite dress was the one
with pink and black. I liked it when you wrapped me in one of
the dresses and a head wrap. The head wrap did not feel heavy
on my head. I looked very pretty. I learned all about the naming
ceremony. It was interesting.
~ Indira Molares
Two days ago, when you came to our classroom, you showed us many
African garments and languages. You presented us with long skirts
called lappa that get tied at the left side of the legs. Head
wraps that were wrapped around a few children’s heads. My
class and I learned how to say how are you and goodbye in the
Yoruba tribe, the Ibo tribe, and the Hausa tribe. The African
people used to gather leaves and tree bark t make brown and blue
dye. Your presentation was interesting and informative
~ Laura Birnbaum
Thanks for the wonderful presentation. The beautiful clothes
you showed us were interesting. The cloth with the bricks looked
the most fashionable to me. One piece of material was extremely
unusual. It was the one with huge mask on the back. I would also
like to thank you for the Nigerian words. I wonder if you can
appear again but teach us the fashion of Egypt.
~ Alex Johnson
presentation you gave to our class enhanced our study of Nigeria.
Nigerian garments were new and surprising. Yoruba and Ibo customs
are fascinating. Artifacts you showed were truly amazing. The
facts you educated us about were extraordinary. Green leaves making
blue dye shocked me greatly. This experience has been fabulous.
Thank you so much for coming and filling our minds with such interesting
data. Your visit will be in my mind for a lengthy time because
you taught us such a barrel of information.
~ Hannah Diamond
Your visit has enlarged my knowledge of Nigeria enormously. I
learned how to say hello and good bye in three languages. Fashion
really matters in West- Africa! All the clothing was amazing.
The head-piece and wrap-around skirt was very beautiful as well
as every other piece of cloth you brought. There are many variations
of every kind of clothing. I was amazed with how the leaves of
a wanda tree makes blue tie-dye and the bark makes brown.
~ Doug Goldring
was a big excitement. You taught us many words in Yoruba, Ibo,
and Hausa which made me smile. I can’t believe that the
leaves from the Wanda trees give us blue dye and the bark gives
us brown dye. Many of the styles and fabrics are beautiful. Many
of the clothes you made were amazing. The men’s hammocks
were fabulous and detailed.
~ Sadie Zar
Thanks for coming to our classroom. The clothing you made was
beautiful. You taught us how to say hello and goodbye in 3 different
languages which I didn’t know. That amazed me because I
have never said something in an African language before. I thank
you again for picking me to model your clothing to show the whole
class (even though it was for girls.) Your presentation helped
me and my class learn more about Africa.
~ Charles Frank
Thank you for coming to our class and educating me. My class
and I learned a multitude of information from you. You taught
us about different clothing worn in Nigeria. I observed when you
out fitted some of my classmates, and some clothes were brilliant.
~ Derek Ho
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