February 3, 2021 | Kristen Jordan
We began Black History Month in our classroom today by launching what will be a quick study of George Washington Carver. One of the children announced that we were having a “Celebration of George Washington Carver!” It did feel joyful and fun in our classroom today!
Over the next few weeks, we will be taking a look at a few African Americans who have made very important and interesting contributions to our country in a variety of fields.
George Washington Carver is a great person to begin with! To immerse the children in thinking about him, our classroom has been transformed into a beautiful world of plants! We learned some facts about his life and discussed some of his contributions today. We will continue to do so for the rest of the week.
He grew up to be a scientist (a botanist), inventor, teacher and artist. He believed that the great ideas he came up with were gifts from God and he shared them readily to make the world a better place.
And children tried their hand at exploring to see what they might notice about the plants in our classroom, just like George Washington Carver.
The Trees children are also working to create beautiful observational paintings and drawings of plants, just like George Washington Carver. They are working on habits and skills while they learn about an extraordinary individual!
We are learning so many interesting things about George Washington Carver as the children also feel the energy, excitement, and newness of our space!