I have been looking forward to sharing the kids from my class, their work and their perspectives with you for quite awhile.
With that being said, I'd like you to meet Jackson, a delightful young man in my first grade class this last year. We both share a love for the same president (look at his hat for a clue) and would have many conversations about him. I remember Jackson's mom being excited about our classroom studies because his curiosity came home and the family enjoyed learning more from Jackson as well as wanting to learn more about history.
I recently asked Jackson's mom if he would send me a small note as to why he likes history. As you can see from his writing, aren't his thoughts exactly what we hope all kids grasp on to? To have the understanding that we are all different and that we all have stories each other can learn from is such a powerful, lifelong concept. Love this!
On a different note, what kid wouldn't think throwing water balloons off the White House roof to be cool? Can't wait to see what Jackson has read about this summer!!!