Chattanooga Preschool Celebrates Black History Month

Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Pictured from left to right: Taylor Bowles, LaRyn Claridy, and Dacia Edwards celebrate Black History Month by taking a bus ride in the honor of Rosa Parks on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Pictured from left to right: Taylor Bowles, LaRyn Claridy, and Dacia Edwards celebrate Black History Month by taking a bus ride in the honor of Rosa Parks on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Many teachers throughout the U.S. have been busy throughout February teaching their students about prominent people, places and events in celebration of Black History month. Locally, Lorene Steger, director of the Learning Tree on Wisdom, decided to coordinate a bus ride for her students to enhance their study of Rosa Parks.

"It is imperative to have practical experiences that captivate students
regardless of the age group," said Ms. Steger. "The 30-minute CARTA bus
ride is a great way for the students to retain the information they learned
about Rosa Parks. I believe the more memorable the activity, the greater
the retention of information. We are certain that this bus ride will be
memorable to the students."

In addition to the bus ride, Ms. Steger will teach her class how to make homemade peanut butter on Thursday, Feb. 23. This lesson will enhance the students' study on George Washington Carver.

The Learning Tree on Wisdom located in East Chattanooga is the only
nationally accredited family group preschool in Chattanooga. For
information regarding enrollment at the Learning Tree on Wisdom, please
contact (423) 622-6327.

Pictured from left to right: Students of the Learning Tree on Wisdom, Solomon Bridgeman, LaRyn Claridy, and Jeremiah Taylor (in the rear) exit a
CARTA bus following their first ride.
Pictured from left to right: Students of the Learning Tree on Wisdom, Solomon Bridgeman, LaRyn Claridy, and Jeremiah Taylor (in the rear) exit a CARTA bus following their first ride.

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