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Community Conversations: Save Me a Seat

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The Event: A Family Community Conversation at Huss School, Saturday, October 23rd, 2-3:30 pm. We are planning for an outside family friendly event.

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Save Me a Seat Week One | Monday: Chicken Fingers

* What does Ravi mean in Sanskrit? (the sun)

ravi

* What is Ravi’s favorite sport? (cricket)

* Joe is always...what? (hungry)

* What is Ravi’s “weird looking lunch box” actually called? (a tiffin box)

Tiffin Box

* Joe says Ravi's lunch “looks like scrambled eggs” the dish is called uppuma desi ghee. Here's a recipe for you to check out:

* What does Robert Princethal call Joe? (Puddy Tat)

Sylvester

* What book is Ravi reading in school? (Bud, Not Buddy)

Bud

Want to try it for yourself? 
https://threeriverslibrary.biblionix.com/catalog/

* Indian Tea Garden Workers Pluck Tea Leaves
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBrDhwPjuac

tea

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Save Me a Seat Week Two | Tuesday: Hamburgers

* Joe and Ravi each notice something different about their clothes….what is it? (Ravi thinks Joe’s clothes are messy and unironed. Joe notices that Ravi’s clothes are crisp, clean, and ironed, and that he always wears a white shirt.)

* Joe learns to pronounce Ravi’s name correctly. How is it supposed to be pronounced? (Rah-VEE)

* According to Mrs. Beam, what is the definition of the word “assimilate”? (to try to fit in)

Click here -https://www.merriam-webster.com/- to look up the word “assimilate” yourself; do you see why Ravi thought Mrs. Beam was wrong?

dictionary

* According to Joe, how many layers are there to an M&M candy? (four)

m&ms

* Why is Ravi offended when Miss Frost gives him ESL books?

(because English is his first language)

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Save Me a Seat Week Three | Chili

* What does Amma combine with salt to free Ravi of the evil eye? (burnt chiles)

* What does Joe’s Dad usually say whenever they have a family meeting? (man up)

* What is the yellow cake they serve with the chili? (cornbread)

cornbread

Ravi thinks the chili in the cafeteria looks like Rajma, a bean soup from India...see what you think: https://shwetainthekitchen.com/rajma-masala-rajma-chawal-red-kidney-beans-curry/

rajma

* What is the mean name that Dillon calls Ravi? (Curryhead)

* Here's a picture of the Bollywood movie villain, Shakti Kapoor, that Ravi compares to Dillon.

Shakti

* Check out the back of the book for a recipe for naan khatais, the cookies Ravi takes to school.

naan khatis

* Here is a brief article on Hinduism from World Book Kids
https://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/home?subacct=O6106#article/ar830009

World Book

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Save Me a Seat Week Four | Mac & Cheese

* What is the breakfast with eggs and tortillas covered in salsa called? (huevos rancheros)
huevos

* Who tells Joe “There is more to you than meets the eye--don’t you ever forget that” ? (Joe’s Dad)

* What does Ravi’s family find in his backpack that lets them know he is being bullied? (Dillon’s drawing)

* What does Ravi’s mother write at the top of the poster she made for his “personal reflection” assignment? (Ravi, sharp and shining like the sun)

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Save Me a Seat Week Five | Pizza

* What dish did Joe’s Mom suggest to the kitchen staff? (tofu and quinoa)

 * Who pops Joe’s “personal reflection” object in his mouth? (Dillon)

* What is Ravi’s “personal reflection” object? (a jar of leeches)

* What did Joe do to the jar to get back at Dillon? (loosen the lid)

leeches

* When thinking about their first week of school and dealing with Dillon Samreen, Joe describes two zebras defeating what animal? (a crocodile)

croc

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