Students at Central Park Teach about a Legend.
On May 9th, students at Central Park celebrated the legacy of Jackie Robinson. The students completed a novel study this year about the famous athlete and felt moved to share his story with others. The students quickly understood the impact that Jackie Robinson had on race relations not only in baseball, but across the nation
When teacher, Leslie Alexander, informed the students that Major League Baseball celebrates him on April 15th by wearing #42 jerseys, the students wanted celebrated at Central Park.
“I told them it was a great idea, but they needed to ask Mrs. Hadden” Alexander said. Each of the students wrote persuasive letters explaining why Jackie was important and what type of activities they wanted to do on Jackie Robinson day. Makayla Roberson, a fifth grade student wrote, “I want to celebrate Jackie Robinson day because he is special. He is a role model for everyone. Jackie Robinson was brave, kind, and respectful and that is why we should celebrate him at our school.”
Out of all of the proposed ideas, the students and Mrs. Hadden decided to let the students teach the Kindergarten through third grade about Jackie Robinson and then wrap up the day with a First Annual 5th Grade Wiffleball Championship Tournament.
Third grade teacher Lydia Moak commented, “[The students] did an amazing job. They added information and examples throughout the powerpoint to help the students better understand what they were talking about. They helped each other and gave academic feedback to my students as well.”
The student learned how to apply information beyond just a traditional read and test format and lessons about life in the process.
Kerr Elementary completes beautification project
The kindergarten students of Kerr Elementary School recently collected funds to contribute to a beautification project for their school. Ellis Home and Garden of Bossier City generously donated the shrubbery to help make this project a success.
Mrs. Pope, Mrs. Broadway and David Gray (Mrs. Pope’s dad) volunteered their time to complete the project. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this project a true success and for allowing your students to be involved in a project of giving back!