Once upon a time
in a little school district on the East End of Long Island, New York, there
was a sixth grade teacher who was a big big fan of Jackie Chan. She was
such a big fan that she wanted to share her love for Jackie with all the
students in her class. She talked to them about Jackie and they in turn
talked to her about their heroes and role models. Well this teacher was
a little concerned about some of the people that her students looked up
to. She felt that they weren't really very good role models at all. So she
talked more about Jackie and the good work he did and the clean life he
led. They listened. They became more and more interested in Jackie and wanted
to know more about him. So the teacher showed them some of Jackie's movies
and told them about Jackie's life...about how he was very poor when he was
young and about how he worked so very hard. She told them about the charity
work he did and about his pride in his Chinese heritage.
That is how the Jackie
Chan Classroom was started. The teacher started including Jackie in her
lessons. She made up worksheets that were both educational and funny. When
she was teaching her class about China, she included lessons on the Chinese
New Year. And when Jackie's birthday rolled around, they celebrated with
Chinese food, birthday cake, and a Jackie Chan movie. They sent handmade
birthday cards to Jackie in Hong Kong. Jackie was very pleased.
Now this teacher
got to thinking that it would be fun to have a fan club for Jackie that
was especially for kids. So she got together some ideas and sent them to
Hong Kong. Jackie and Willie loved the idea! Soon, The Official Jackie Chan
Fan Club for Kids was born.
And that's the story
of how The Official Jackie Chan Fan Club for Kids started. How do I
know? Well, I'm that sixth grade teacher, Katharine Schroeder. And I'm the
one who started the club!
[Read the club's
Mission Statement. A Mission Statement
states the purpose of a club or organization.]
Katharine Schroeder/The Official Jackie Chan Fan Club for Kids
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