Africa Bridge Reading Challenge Celebration

Okaidja teaching drumming to last year’s second graders.

This week we prepare to celebration the end of our Africa Bridge Reading Challenge. We will be learning the art of drumming, dancing, singing and story telling from our artist in residence, Okaidja Alfroso.

We are learning to celebrate with music and dance just like the students in Africa do. Watch this video that the Africa Bridge Kid’s Team made one year as a gift for our friends in Tanzania. We combined videos from the students there with our own to show what we all have in common: a love of music, dance, laughter, and love. 

Kisondela students excited to be in school.

We have so much to celebrate! We have been using our reading skills to raise money to help improve the lives of the students in the Kisondela schools in Tanzania. We want them to be able to attend school just like us. We want them to have a home, enough food, and a loving family. We are proud to know we are a part of making that happen.

Lastly, we found this great video that shows how music and dance are a universal language. It is so great to see how many people all over the world express their joy this way. I think there should always be a reason to dance! Let’s do it!

What are you most proud of with the reading challenge?


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12 Responses to Africa Bridge Reading Challenge Celebration

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am readng a lot and I like Okaidja
    From yush

  2. Amira says:

    Dear Mrs Amri
    I like doing the reading challenge. I like to read too. I am most proud of reading more minutes. I read about 20 minutes a day.
    From, Amira

  3. Neve says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri,
    I really like the video, I would love to travel the world and dance.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Dear ms Amri,
    I am proud of my self for reading 📖 😃 to my sister.
    From Xander

  5. Abe says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri,
    I am most proud of almost finishing my 4th book in the reading challenge.

  6. Chloe says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri

    I loved the video and when I grow up I want to do what the person in the video and visit all the continents


  7. Andrew says:

    I’m proud of all the people smiling and being happy.

  8. Isaac says:

    Dear mrs . Armi,
    I think that we can show love to Africa. How can you show love to us?

    • admin says:

      Dear Isacc,
      I am proud of how you have challenged yourself with your reading. You are really becoming a reader! You can do anything when you believe in yourself and work hard. Keep it up! I would hope you would be filling the love each and every morning when we hug each other as part of our morning work! Do you?
      From, Mrs. Amri

  9. kiera says:

    Dear Miss Amri,
    I am really proud of reading 339 minutes.
    From, Kiera

  10. Alaina Winter Kuehn says:

    Dear Miss Amri,
    I am really proud that read 339 minutes.
    From, Kiera

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