SOCSD afforded an amazing opportunity for students in grades 5-8. Malala Yousafzai spoke to our students about the importance of education and especially for girls. She has a new book called, We are Displaced. Please read or listen (scroll to the bottom of page) to her biography – Malala Yousafzai. Watch an interview with her below.
“Malala is a symbol of hope and an inspirational role model, particularly for girls. On her 16th birthday, she gave a passionate speech to the United Nations. She was inundated with awards, culminating in the ultimate honor in 2014, the Nobel Peace Prize.”
Read more here:
- Kids Rights – Malala
- Biography – Malala
- Time – Malala
- Time for Kids: Heroic Returns
- CBS interview “We are Displaced”
What amazed you most about Malala? Post your comment to this blog.
Congratulations to Heily for showing Empathy this past month, and becoming Student of the Month! 🙂
Welcome to an exciting New Year, and may you achieve all your goals in 2019.
This month’s assembly, Colors of Character for January, reminds us that perseverance is essential to success.
What can you learn from:
- Understanding Talent
- Your Brain on Books
- Ezra Frech Sports Illustrated’s SportsKid of the Year Award.
- The Royal Bee
“YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT. YOU CAN DREAM IT. YOU CAN HOPE IT. OR YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!”
Post your goal for 2019 and the steps you will take to achieve this goal.
Empathy is the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions.
- Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
- Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes.
- Empathy makes the world a better place.
Practice empathy by being observant of others, using active listening and donating a pair of new or gently used shoes for Soles to Souls.
Our book of the month is The Yellow Star by Carmen Deedy. After reading and listening to the Legend of King Christian X of Denmark, explain why the author titled the book The Yellow Star. What does the yellow star symbolize?