Earlier this week, we had a guest custodian in the building covering for our regular night technician. As he entered my room and introduced himself, he began to look around soaking in the decor of the room. Gazing about, he then asked if this was the social studies room. I proudly said to him that it was actually first grade! His response to me was "It's good to get them thinking early."
I couldn't agree more! Social studies is the key. I can't imagine a day going by in my classroom without a conversation entering into geography and history.
Space it a big thing to me. It makes me happy to have my room filled with images that might spark a child's inquisitive nature. Why not fill their heads with stories of leaders, inventors, musicians, artists and those that opened doors for others to follow. There are too many to count, but I plan on doing my fair share of door opening to the many stories we are all connected with!