Friday, February 4, 2011
Amelia Earhart is a fascinating woman for these second graders to read, write and talk about. Even as a child, Amelia was daring and adventurous. She built a wooden roller coaster with her sister Muriel, and while Amelia loved going down this slightly rickety structure her sister was scared. Students talked about when they feel adventurous and daring in their lives and when they are more cautious. Amelia is remembered for being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic and other daring feats flying. Along with this passion of hers, she also showed compassion to others. She worked as a nurses aide in Canada helping wounded soldiers during World War 1. She thought she might want to be a doctor and enrolled in Columbia University. She realized while in college that she needed to follow her dream of flying. Daniel, Noah V, Michelle, Sarah, Ava, Charlotte, Sophie, Ella, Alani and Noah P. have been eager contributors to discussion, making connections, posting queries, and writing. I think that they would all agree that the contributions that Amelia Earhart made to the world during her time continue to inspire all today.