As the fall gets underway, we hope that all of the little ones are off to a good start. Most students (and teachers) tend to start out with a great vision for how the year will unfold. Thus, it is a great time to explore what the word vision means. To most of us, vision signifies a goal or a dream. To our students, it means much the same; however, many, especially the younger ones, have yet to develop a voice for what exactly it means to have a vision, or goals. Since Hispanic Heritage month is also underway, we thought it would be appropriate to share with our students the inspirational story of one young Latina and what it means to follow one’s dreams.
Jonah Winter’s Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/ La juez que creció en el Bronx exemplifies what can happen if someone follows his or her dreams. Continue reading