September 16: Sweet Cherie at Patterson Elementary School
On September 16, Cherie “Sweet Cherie” Mitchell Agurs visited the second and fourth-grade classrooms of Chigoziem Odumade and Panella Rivera at Patterson Elementary School (DCPS). Sweet Cherie began by asking if they knew the person on her shirt. Many students shouted in unison, “Chuck Brown!”
When Cherie began playing go-go tunes, some students stood and began to dance near their chairs. After a few minutes, Cherie asked the students to come up to the front of the room to help lead the class in song as “talkers.” She explained that every group needs a talker to acknowledge the crowd and shout out instructions. Near the end of class, students surrounded Sweet Cherie at her keyboard and took turns practicing some famous go sounds.