6th Grade – Day of Ability!

john hockenberry

MS 447 Community

We are pleased to have John Hockenberry joining us during our sixth grade assembly program on Feb. 14th. The 6th grade team has planned a special event on that day that will incorporate activities and lessons that focus specifically on Stereotyping and Differences in Abilities. Students will also have an opportunity to ‘Mix -it -Up’ by participating in a grade wide ‘Freeze-dance’ and smaller group events that they have chosen. The activities and lessons will alternate throughout the day.

John is an American journalist and author. A four-time Emmy Award winner and three-time Peabody Award winner. He is currently host to ‘THE TAKEAWAY’ on public radio and also regularly speaks on media, journalism, and disability issues. He will speak to our 6th graders about topics including his work as a such a notable journalist and radio host, as well as working with a physical difference, and over-coming the challenges that may entail.