Thursday, November 19, 2009

American Education Week in Crisfield

“Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.” ~ Chinese Proverbs

I would like to share a photo I took today at Woodson Elementary School where I was covering American Education Week. You will have to wait and see the rest of the photos in the newspaper and on their web site - just look for the photo gallery.

Over the past 2 years I have covered many events at schools around the county. I am really proud of our education system, and of the teachers who work so hard to prepare our children to go out into the world. We have some really, really, really wonderful teachers. I know. I know. Some English teacher is probably reading this, wanting to scold me for that last sentence. But I can't emphasize enough how much I appreciate our teachers.

Fern, a teacher at Somerset Intermediate School, took time off from teaching to visit Woodson during grandparent's day, part of American Education Week. In this photo she is shopping at the school's book fair with her granddaughter. This photo reminds me of the wonderful times spent shopping with my grandmother.

Oh, a little on American Education Week: the first one took place in 1921, the brainchild of the National Education Association and the American Legion. A census found that 25% of World War 1 soldiers were illiterate and 9% were physically unfit. We've come a long way, baby.

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” ~ Kahlil Gibran


Bagman and Butler said...

I am impressed with your choice of education as the premier attraction of Chrisfield.

Barry said...

We celebrate Education week here in Canada too. Likely copied from your good idea.

Linda said...

I used to help run the book fair at our school. It was always held just before Christmas and the students were able to by gifts for one another and family members. The picture here is warm and inviting, Patty.
I love your sentiments! =D

Anonymous said...

What a nice post and a great idea for the theme.