Ever since I can remember, Valentine’s Day and Ground Hog Day were the holidays traditionally celebrated in school for the month of February. When Black History Month is discussed, Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver and sometimes maybe Langston Hughes are the names that come up. I have found that Americans have been minimized to the broader American history. The history of African Americans is so rich and so many accomplishments are rarely discussed. This project allowed our class to be able to share information in a very creative way, and to teach about acceptance and equality. We used the website, Yenoba.com, the teachers’, office staff and custodians’ birth dates to present several interesting Black History fact. We also introduced African American authors of children books and famous African American Youth and their accomplishments.
This month Ms.Buck's class studied England. We learned about the important people in the monarchy who they are and what they do. Our class also researched England’s landmarks, castles, and traditions. The students made replicas of Big Ben. We decorated teapots and took part in the English tradition of tea time.