As part of Black History Month, Thomas Edison Principal Paul Roncagliolo highlights the accomplishments of a different person each day during morning announcements. Teachers chose one person to research together as a class and display their projects in the hallway.
In Chyna Marino’s class students read nonfiction texts about Kobe Bryant’s life and legacy. Bryant aimed to inspire and challenge other young people to be their best selves. He is well known for his “Mamba Mentality” mantra. According to Bryant, Mamba Mentality means trying to be our best version of ourselves constantly. The class discussed this idea together and related it to their growth mindset SEL lessons, and then created a collaborative poster with another inspiring quote from Kobe.
“We were inspired to learn more about Kobe Bryant because of his strong message of strength, determination and perseverance through challenge,” Marino said. “Students were inspired by his message as we prepare for their first year of state tests, and we continue to try hard things in the classroom every day!”
Date Added: 2/15/2023