February 1, 2016
Happy Monday Learners,
Welcome back to another wonderful week of learning! We look forward to seeing you each day. As a PYP community of learners, we understand that we all need skills to become successful global citizens. It is our job to teach you those skills.
Different perspectives lead to different interpretations, understandings, and findings. Did you know that February is Black History Month? More importantly, did you know that the African American scholar Carter G. Woodson is the founder and chose the month of February because it includes the birthdays of abolitionist Fredrick Douglas and President Abraham Lincoln?
Carter Godwin Woodson was born in West Virginia in 1875 and was the oldest of nine children. His parents taught him the importance of education. Carter worked to help support his family, taught himself until he was able to go to high school and finished in just two years. He was the second African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard University. As a teacher, principal and supervisor of schools, he saw the importance of educating students about African American history.
Think about this quote…
“No man knows what he can do until he tries.”
― Carter G. Woodson,
We talk a lot about ACTION and using what we know and have learned to take action. Carter Woodson saw the need to change education. He saw it as his responsibility to help make this change. I hope each of you are inspired to take action of your own. You CAN change the world.
Tuesday is our Family and Friends Literacy Night! Come to Tesfa to show your family how we become literacy learners at school from 4:00pm to 6:00 pm. Please remember that you need to come with an adult. We hope to see you here!
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama