Posted Date: 02/01/2018
COPPERAS COVE, TX (January 29, 2018)—Kindergartener Tristan McGill dips his thumb into the paint and carefully presses it on to the front of his card to create a heart. He is building a masterpiece to show his appreciation to members of CCISD’s board of trustees as part of National School Board Recognition Month. But, there is a bigger lesson here than being thankful. Martin Walker Elementary teachers are seizing this opportunity to teach these young scholars about government at the most local level.
“Kindergarten students have been learning that they have their job and responsibilities in the classroom like others do inside and outside of the school. For our school community, we have school administrators, staff members, teachers, parents and families and many other outside factors,” Jennifer Kayhoe, parent liaison said. “We have crossing guards who make sure every morning and afternoon that our students and parents walk across the streets safely. Our custodians make sure our schools are clean. Everyone at school contributes in their own special way.”
Kindergarten teachers incorporated the role of school board members in their lessons since they are also contributors to the school community.
“In Kindergarten we spend a lot of time learning about our school community. The students were thrilled to make cards to thank our school board,” teacher Anita Wardlow said.
“We are thanking our important people that help our school,” kindergartener Tegan Jaravalero said. “And, we get to paint.”