Grade Level: 3-4
Student: Ella Gunady
Teacher: Johnna Laird
Chapter: Fremont Unified District TA
A Role Model
“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.” When I recall this Cèsar Chàvez quote, I know to achieve something requires a lot of support. I need a team to help me. Cèsar Chàvez knew that by gathering people who believed in the same thing he did, he could accomplish his goal. Working with a group leads to a better result. More ideas come working with people from different backgrounds. As a student councilmember, I brainstorm with other members on various ideas, but eventually, we all agree on the best idea and work together to achieve our goal.
When I hear bad words from friends or TV, I remember Cèsar Chàvez’s quote: “Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.” Whatever a person utters represents his or her values. When I explain things kindly, people know my values. Cèsar Chàvez’s words in his speeches show he was a kind man who wanted to help others. When I am tempted to say a bad word, I think: Will my words make the world better? Cèsar Chàvez’s quote reminds me to think before I speak and speak with respect for others.
“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community……Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” At school, although I understand quickly and want to read my book, I think of people around me and how to help them. At home, I usually emptied the trash in my room. After reading about Cèsar Chàvez’s deeds, I empty my mom’s, too.
Reading about Cèsar Chàvez inspires me to be aware of my actions and my community.