On the last day before vacation, we had a party in the ESL room. (ESL is English as a Second Language; now it is called ELL, English Language Learners.) This activity took place during Block 3A.

My brother, Nay Aung, made summer rolls. The ingredients are crabmeat, shrimp, avocado, lettuce, cucumbers, carrot and rice paper. First you have to soak the rice paper in hot water so that it becomes soft. Then the vegetables are all rolled in the rice paper like an egg roll. “It is like a salad,” said ESL teacher Nancy Martin. It is eating fresh and very healthy. (The summer rolls are dipped in a sweet and spicy sauce.)

While my brother was doing this, other students were playing “Skip-Bo,” but they didn’t really know the rules so they made them up. Then they changed from that to playing “Uno” with the “Skip-Bo” cards.

This was also a birthday cake day. We have a birthday cake every 3-4 months. It has the names of the people who have had their birthdays during those months.

Students came to the party during their lunch and period four study halls.

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