SafariClass # 19 Grades: 2- 3- 4
Hujambo, Karibu – welcome to a safari across Southern and Eastern Africa? Have you ever heard of a kudu, genet, or bushbaby? We will be exploring the wild animals of these beautiful countries. During our travels we will explore the lands, homes, foods, and language of this region. We will read African stories and take a trip to the MN institute of Arts. Africa is filled with wonderful crafts. We will create our own African beadwork, rainsticks, talking sticks, and masks. We will even make our own African clothing! Experience life in a Swahili market place as you speak Swahili to barter for the food we cook. Travel to a local African restaurant to taste the flavors of Africa.
Kirenza Cooper, a returning Summer Academy teacher, is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She currently teaches third grade at a STEM magnet school in Burnsville. Mrs. Cooper traveled to Tanzania and South Africa as a student and teacher. While there, she lived with families from these areas and traveled extensively throughout the southern and eastern African region. Ms. Cooper has a language certification in Kiswahili.