My classes were so happy when my counterpart (CP) and I announced that October 11, 2015 is the International Day of the Girl. They all started to cheer! We discussed how we wanted to celebrate the adolescent girl and write how they are powerful. Some of the girls had a difficult time thinking of how they are powerful. We gave them some examples and I really enjoyed seeing them thinking about what makes them unique. Many wrote they are powerful because they were patient, caring, and independent. The boys were feeling left out until we explained they should write about how an adolescent girl is powerful. I said they can think of a friend or their sister. I shouldn’t have been surprised that they asked if they could write about their girlfriends. I got responses like “She is powerful because I love her” and “She is powerful because she is caring.” It was really sweet.
I really enjoyed this activity since many of the girls got to think about how they are powerful and the boys got to think about the influence their friends have on them. Enjoy their responses.
XI Science 1 – A lot of shy pictures from this group but great signs.
XI Science 2 – Many students wanted to make their signs colorful to highlight their power.
XI Science 3 – of course I had to jump in some pics since its a requirement in many of my classes
XI Science 5 – They were extremely excited and wanted to take a bunch of pictures
XI Social 1 – The guys were really eager and had a lot to say about their sisters and girlfriends.
XI Social 2 – Many of my students wanted to write a paragraph about how they are powerful. Love the confidence!