Lindsay Chambers submitted panel for Odyssey Charter School First Grade
(Mrs. Chambers and Mrs. Grant’s First Grade Class!)
Dream Theme – Community
Title of artwork – “Changing the World… One Kid at a Time.”
Story behind your panel…
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Suess
“Teaching has always been a passion of mine. The reason I chose the education field is to help students understand their own abilities and to guide them to reach their highest potential. Over the past few years, I have become very passionate about helping kids understand how their choices no (yes, even as young as 6 years old) affect them as adults.
Statistics show that students leaving first grade reading below grade level have a 1/8 chance of ever catching up to where they need to be. This statistic was an eye opener. I decided that I wanted our class to feel empowered by education and their freedom to change the world by being whatever they choose to be.
We began to learn about inspirational people in American’s History (Helen Keller, Thomas Edison, Neil Armstrong, Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Amelia Earhart, etc) and the steps these people took to achieve their own dreams.
Students were given an opportunity to use books to research different careers and choose their oun future.
We had career day where they dressed up as their future career and made a goal frame to keep in their room with their own personal goals for achieving their dreams.
The students created the quote together for our dream theme panel. Creating the dream theme panel was such a fun journey to take with our students!
Mrs. Grant and I are amazed and inspired by their enthusiasm to make the world a better place!”
Valerie, Anthony, Madison, Oceanna, Andres, Mack, Alanna, Samuel, Charlie, Michaela, Kevin, Jaysen, Chloe, Amanda, Caleb, Emmanuel, Joshua, Melanie, Gian, Makayla, Alayna, Bella, Sydney, Emily, Kaylee, Maverick, Jaydin, Mrs. Grant, and Mrs. Chambers