Celebrating Jackie Robinson.

I love this quote from author Brad Meltzer, “These aren’t the stories of famous people. This is what we’re all capable of on our very best days.”

I’ve incorporated many of Mr. Meltzer’s children’s books into my lessons, and am inspired to create a new component within my social and emotional curriculum. (Once I’ve got this in place, I’ll be happy to share.)

Knowing that Jackie Robinson Day is coming up on Monday, April 15, we’ll be reading and discussing I am Jackie Robinson (Brad Meltzer/Christopher Eliopoulos) and completing Jackie Robinson’s All-Star Sentence Sort.

In addition to celebrating #42, we’ll be celebrating the start of another baseball season. With, of course, peanuts and Cracker Jack.