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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Black History Month Honorees

Our month has been filled learning about extraordinary African Americans who have made tremendous contributions in their fields. They loved reading about Jackie Robinson (baseball player), Charles Drew (developed blood bank), George Washington Carver (over 100 ways to use peanuts), Dr. Mae Jemison (astronaut), Marian Anderson (opera singer), Harriet Tubman, and the list goes on.


      


We are still fully engaged in our readings and discoveries. My kiddos are mesmerized, inspired, moved, and motivated.  Their conversations evolve around--"What difference can I make?" I know, that we all do not grow up to become famous and have books written about us, but all contributions, big and small, start with a spark and I hope I have ignited that in my students.


Border idea is from awesome Stephanie over at Teaching in Room 6


My favorite part was listening to them present their person to the class. They were very eager to share what they learned and why their person was famous. If you are interested in the project directions that went home with my students, simply click on the picture below.



Children...

By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
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