We have been traveling through the beautiful state of North Carolina!
On Wednesday we visited Oaklawn Language Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina! Oaklawn is called a “language academy” because the students are instructed in English and another language so that they will become bilingual!
Two Oaklawn students actually kicked-off the program for us while we were there! Everyone had already learned our song, and studied what was in the Super Citizen Kit, so they were ready to go when we got there!
The teachers that we spoke with at Oaklawn agreed that while learning about other countries and cultures is important, it is also important to know about our own country’s history and heritage. The Super Citizen Program will help them to do just that!
Thank you to Ms. Holly Cailland for bringing us to Oaklawn Language Academy!
Today our tour stopped off at Falkland Elementary in Falkland, North Carolina!
Fourth grade teacher, Ms. Meagan Lovas, spoke with us after the show. She told us that the Super Citizen program appealed to her because she knew that someday the students that she teaches will be the leaders in the community and country that she lives in, and she wants to equip them with the knowledge that they need to lead, and to lead well. I have mentioned before on this blog the importance of our leaders’ knowledge of history so that mistakes aren’t repeated and successes can be built upon.
Thank you to Ms. Tamara Cain for bringing us to Falkland Elementary and to Ms. Lovas and Principal Barrett for welcoming us to your school.
Tomorrow we head to Morganton Elementary in Fayetteville, North Carolina!