The 6th week of the National Day Calendar Classroom is now in session! We jump into a week ideal for first-person accounts of what National Chess Day on October 9, National Farmer’s Day on October 12, and Navy Birthday on October 13 really mean.
The opportunity to invite someone into the classroom to speak to your students can enrich the lives of your class and the speaker, too. Give upperclassman from the chess club a chance to make a difference in the lives of your students by inviting them to your classroom to teach the basics of chess. Invite a veteran to speak about the U.S. Navy or perhaps ask a senior who may have spent his or her time at basic training over the summer for a visit. A retired farmer, perhaps the grandparents of one of the children you teach would like to share their farming experiences.
Put out the call. Expanding their horizons and those of the people who join your classroom will be a lesson they will carry with them forever.