Next week I officially go back to work. Last week I went in and began working on my classroom. This week, I've done the same. There are still some crates to unpack, along with things to put away.
Along one wall I've attached a long banner that says, "Our greatest heroes are ordinary people doing extraordinary things." On another wall, on the sections of wall space between my six windows, I've hung posters of some of my historical heroes. Jackie Robinson. Abe Lincoln. Mae Jemison. Harriet Tubman. Anne Frank. Barack Obama.
I'm hoping that if my students don't have any heroes, they'll discover some during the school year.
We'll be writing research papers, creating movies, and interviewing senior citizens. (My school is right next door to a senior complex.)
Who are some of your historical figures?