I had a wonderful time with the students and staff of Felton Elementary. I was met by their librarian extraordinaire, Mrs. Fernandez who showed me the school’s amazing library.
I began my visit by reading to very well behaved Kindergarten students. They filed in quietly and listened to my reading with enthusiasm. Then I headed to their cafeteria where I read “I am Flippish!” to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. After my reading I proceeded with my lecture on ancestry and immigration. The students were very engaging! I was very impressed when I started talking about the Irish immigration to Mexico, one class knew about it. We talked about the different ways to immigrate in 2013 and in 1620. The children were shocked. I also showed them what it was like to travel in the Mayflower and a modern day cruise ship. All in all, the children got a glimpse of what some of their ancestors went through to come to this beautiful and blessed country called America.