Thursday and Friday we worked on explaining to the students why Black History Month is important. We focused on two very influential African Americans: George Washington Carver and Martin Luther King. We learned about the many inventions we use everyday that African Americans created, such as the brush, peanut butter, and stoplight.
In science, we dissected some peanuts and continued our discussion on seeds. It was quite a tasty experiment!
When learning about MLK, we really emphasized the fact that everyone should be treated the same, no matter what they look like. We made a friendship chain to show that we know everyone is equal.
Next week we will be moving on from our historical nonfiction themes and begin talking about Special Places.