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Matt Wilson students get a Middle Eastern experience from their teacher's former mentor.

Lia Taylor's class at Matt Wilson Elementary School invited a special guest speaker, Kristy Alston, who was Mrs. Taylor's mentor teacher during her student teaching at The University of Georgia. Mrs. Alston recently has returned from teaching English in The United Arab Emirates. She came to share about the culture and her experience during her teaching. Students were able to taste dates which are traditionally offered to guests in many places in the UAE. Mrs. Alston also taught the students some traditional greetings in Arabic and differences that would be offensive in their culture, but are acceptable in ours. The kids enjoyed learning about a different place in the world and experiencing another culture through Mrs. Alston's eyes.