Monthly Archives: May 2015

  • Thomson Tales: AALEAD Flea Market

    By Justin Fogata, Elementary Program Teacher Photos Courtesy of Justin Fogata

    “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which [youth can] deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”  -Paulo Freire
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  • AALEADers Meet with Varun Ram!

    By Sharon Choi & Chelsea Iorlano, AALEAD Staff Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    Last Friday, May 8, AALEADers had an amazing opportunity to meet with the Un

  • Bancroft Bulletin: Little Things Make a Big Difference

    By Madeline Sumida, Elementary Program Teacher & Site Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Madeline Sumida The Bancroft Kindergarten through second grade crew learned that the smallest creatures do some of the most important jobs on the planet. We kicked off the unit with an April Fools Day gag. I taught a mini lesson on earthworms—how these animals help make good soil by ingesting soil and enriching the soil with their excrement. Then I brought out some little cups filled with dirt and told th

  • Weekend Adventures at the White House

    By Yuqiong L., Current AALEAD Youth Photos Courtesy of Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff At the end of last month, I went on the White House Spring Garden Tour and visited the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Ga

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