A couple of years ago, I volunteered to be the chairperson the PTO Beautification Committee at my eldest son’s elementary school. I am the poster child for biting off more than I can chew, especially in an area where I have literally NO expertise. My skills lie in the organization, planning, and detailed checklists. Not in actually doing stuff like designing or creating spaces. So, for me gardening is a whole new world I don’t feel like I really understand or belong in.
As the mother of a second-grader in the middle of February, I am noticing a few things I dislike about how Black History Month is addressed in schools.
This month, he brought home some worksheets about various different historical figures, such as Harriet Tubman and Jackie Robinson. Together, we helped answer the questions together about them. He felt a connection to Harriet Tubman because she is also from Maryland (to an 8-year-old that is relatable). But there was something missing from his homework.