Today was the final day of our spirit week "I Have a Destiny," and kids were encouraged to reflect on all they had learned and to think about their dreams and future careers. As part of today's activities, there were two discussion panels empowering 4th and 5th graders with interest in technology, science and medicine. Dr. Shelley Brown (Biomedical Engineer and ordained minister) and Keshia Ashe ( AAAS fellow at the National Science Foundation) talked with girls while Dr. Joseph Bunivel (an engineer with the Department of Defense) talked with boys.
Langley children served as a living museum Thursday, dressing as, and teaching others about prominent African Americans. All week, students have been learning about and celebrating African American history and culture through hands-on experiences and special guests.
Black History Month Spirit Week at Langley was in full swing today with gallery walks through the cafeteria and interpreters on hand to teach students about African Americans who contributed to our country in important ways. Kids participated in crafts and had snacks to celebrate the occasion.
Langley Elementary continued its celebration of Black History Month Tuesday with visits from special guests and hands-on learning activities for children. Today's events honored the legacy and contributions of historically black colleges and universities as well as black fraternities and sororities. There were class room readings, panel discussions and recess time with the Bowie State football team (CIAA champions).
Langley students gathered on Monday to hear positive messages of empowerment, learn traditional protest songs and call-and-response chants, and to form an understanding of how and why people march. The rally culminated with the opportunity for children to march around the outside of the school for unity and social justice.