Throughout the month of November, I had been teaching the 3rd and 4th graders words that pertained to family. These weren’t any more complicated than ‘cousin’, ‘brother’ or perhaps ‘great grandma’ for the truly ambitious. The lessons involved practicing the vocab with different quiz games, and another called fruit basket. The end of this unit required the students to make and present their own family tree to the class using the key phrase ‘I have # (insert family number(s))’. For this occasion, I too made a large family tree to show off at the front of the class. The students enjoyed studying my prop, since my extended family is quite populous. I guess having 22 cousins is quite a bit more than the average around here.
Here is a picture of what I made. I was only able to pull information from Facebook and memory, so those with no Facebook presence were substituted with whatever could be found on Google Image Search. The handful of names I couldn’t recall at all were drawn from my imagination. This worked just fine, though I did have to explain that Eva was adopted. There have been a lot of additions in the last few years to the Bussies side, and having attended relatively few family gatherings due to college enrollment and my time abroad has stolen any chance of committing them to memory. However, opting instead for some names likely to match a white upbringing has
My apologies to a few of you, it was nothing personal, mostly just me being a bit lazy. Nevermind the grease stains.
I’m well aware that I transposed Christina and Jennifer, but glue only happens once.