Welcome to Michelle Obama Class! We are curious, resilient and creative learners in Year 1 and Year 2! We are taught by Mrs Duffield, and have Mrs Payne and Mrs Howard to help us out! We have really enjoyed sharing our different experiences through Lockdown, but are looking forward to working well together!
This year, our class is named after Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama was the first African American First Lady of the United States of America.
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago. Her parents were not rich and didn’t have lots of money but Michelle worked really hard at school and won scholarships to university.
Michelle worked as an attorney in a law firm and before working for the mayor of Chicago. She founded a leadership program for young adults. After that she worked at the University of Chicago where she continued to help young adults succeed in education.
Michelle left her job to help her husband, Barack run for president in 2008. Michelle’s husband became the 44th president of America and the first African American president, which made Michelle the first African American First Lady of the United States.
Michelle quickly became a popular, stylish first lady. Education has always been important to Michelle and she was determined to use her experience to show that everyone can change their future and improve their education.
“Young people, don’t be afraid. Be focused, be determined, be hopeful, be empowered…”
“Lead by example with hope, never fear and know that I will be with you, rooting for you and working to support you for the rest of my life. “ Michelle Obama
This term we are looking forward to starting our “Ahoy There!” Topic, in which we will explore old and new RNLI lifeboats, lighthouses, and look at the lives of some famous people who have been heroes at sea!