Walter Bickett Education Center received two hundred and fifty dollars for the J. Ray Melton Scholarship Committee. Scholarship donations to WBEC were used to purchase a collection of English/Spanish bilingual and African American books. The books purchased gave students the opportunity to learn about the world; they were filled with colorful illustrations and historical facts for early learners.
Kohnneecheewa: Hello from the Japan. This year we choose to learn about the country that is made up of seven little islands. We talked about how the islands were surrounded by water and that you can only get there by boat or plane. In our lessons we looked out videos that showed how schools/classes were taught. The class learned about the fact that the students took care of their schools. By that I mean the students cleaned the schools every day before going home, they mopped, swept, dusted, washed, and wiped boards off. We tied that to the kids clean up their toys they play with at school and home to help teachers and parents out. We also discussed the formal wear of a Kimono and the fans that are used in Japan as well as the Japanese flag. We learned that the red circle is called the “rising sun” in English but in Japanese it is referred to as (Japanese writing of the word Himomaru, 日の丸) which means "circle of the sun."
Who has not at some point read a Dr. Seuss book to their class? Whether it was “The Cat in the Hat, Fox in Sock or Green Eggs and Ham, we all have. Dr. Seuss has made and is continuing to make a tremendous impact on literacy for today’s young children. The students at WBEC always enjoys celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday. So about a month ago some of the staff at the school decided to put on a skit for the entire school in observance of his birthday. The name of the skit was “The Cat in the Hat Visits WBEC. The students and the staff at the school really enjoyed the presentation and with such rave reviews, hopefully this will continue to be a yearly event.