Monday, February 10, 2014

Black History Month

This post will be ongoing. Just like we did with Hispanic History Month, we are talking about one person each week who helped contribute to our society.

This first week, we talked about Rosa Parks. The kids colored buses with people of all colors sitting wherever they want to! After coloring their bus, they wrote who Rosa Parks was and what she did that was so important.


For the second week of Black History Month, the kids learned and wrote about Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to get her pilot's license. They made aviators (one of our vocabulary words this week) and wrote about who Bessie Coleman was and why she is an important figure.


For the third week of Black History Month, the kids learned and wrote about Barack Obama, the first black President of the United States of America. They wrote "Did you know ..." papers about the President and we took pictures by the flag in the front of the school just like Presidents take pictures by flags. 



Friday, the kids brought back their Black History month posters and gave their little presentations. They did beyond awesome!
Bessie Coleman

George Washington Carver

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

George Washington Carver


George Washington Carver
Barack Obama


George Washington Carver





We had better luck with picture inside

George Washington Carvers

Barack Obamas
While I wanted to kids to see different people from Hispanic and Black history who have contributed to much to our country and have made so many first, one of the MOST important things I wanted them to take away from their projects is that they can do anything they set their minds to. They CAN be scientists, judges, astronauts, presidents, pilots and important speakers no matter what. All they have to do is try. I'm always amazing with the things they do and remember and how bright they are. I'm so proud of all of them and I know y'all are too!