Potentially the thing I am most passionate about is strong, committed, graceful women in the past, present and future. The women that have gotten us here, the women who are working to be amazing today, and my amazing students who are going to grow into those amazing women.
As March began, I was so excited to usher in International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Not only to shine light on influential women in the world and in history in my classroom and with my students, but also to celebrate the amazing women and mentors in my life today.
In my classroom, I often take time to make my students aware of AMAZING women who have shaped history, taking the extra moment to give them information and build awareness. BUT I love that this month gives us an excuse to celebrate the weakening gender gap and cheer on the greatness that has become.
Some things I did in my classroom this week to promote Women’s History:
1. I partnered my grade 8 class with a grade 6 class and together we created a wall mural to celebrate women in history (which will be displayed out of my classroom)
If you want your own… check it out on Teachers Pay Teachers!
2. Since we are doing poetry in English, I got students to write a bio poem about a a woman who in their opinion has shaped history positively.
3. Daily quote of the days/ Morning Music selections were all by women
It is so important for all of my students to understand all facets of history and our world and I challenge you this month to take the extra little bit to make sure they know the significant women who are a part of the story.
This week, I want to dedicate my post to all the incredible women and mentors in my life. I want to say THANK YOU to all the women who continually inspire, push and support me. You guys all know who you are, but truly from the bottom of my heart thank you. You are all my ‘why’ every day.
To my students, thank you for continuing to find in you the motivation to do amazing things. I can’t wait to see what you do with the amazing abilities you have.
I recognize that it is because we support each other that greatness is possible and I feel honored to be chosen in your tribe.
To all women out there, lets support each other.