Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Birthday John Chapman

Wearing pots on their heads....

Reading Johnny Appleseed together under an apple tree.
We introduced John Chapman, our first Peace Maker of the school year. His picture now hangs in the Peace Corner in our classroom.  By June he will be in good company, 8 other Peace Makers will join him.  Each month we will introduce a new person to the children who believed in peaceful conflict resolution.  A person they can relate to in some way, who loved children and respected all.   

John Chapman was such a man.  Ask your children who he was, what he did, where he traveled.  Children are our greatest teachers.
PEACE be with you,


melissa said...

I love how you're not only studying these peacemakers, but honoring them by hanging their photos in your peace corner. What a wonderful idea!

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Anonymous said...

yesssssss!!!! i am taking this idea!

how wonderful.

so glad to have found feels so familiar.

thank you!

Anonymous said...

Your young students are so fortunate that you are sharing Johnny Appleseed with them. I had so much awe-filled childhood wonder at his adventures when I was...well, probably just the ages of the children you teach.

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