Class 401 took a virtual field trip and learned about different people. Students looked at videos attached to the field trip and answered questions about famous African Americans.
Pre-K 01 drew pictures of themselves and discussed their similarities and differences. They concluded that no matter how different they might be, they can do things together and get along by applying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s ideas to their daily lives.
Class 302 enjoyed and discussed "Catching the Moon." Students wrote descriptions of the very inspirational main character.
Each week, Class 103 spotlighted an African American that they felt made an impact on all lives. Students expressed their thoughts and created authentic portraits of them. This week, the spotlight was on Rosa Parks.
Students in grades 3-5 celebrated Black history month by gaining knowledge and understanding of the past. Each student chose a famous African American and researched that person. Students displayed the information on a figure and shared it to the class.
Class 201 used the poem, "Black History Month" as a shared reading. Each day, students listened to a read aloud or watched a video about one person from the poem. One assignment was to tell what they know about each person in the video.
Class 101 researched a person of their choice. Then, they did a project and wrote a report to share with their classmates.
Class 301 read Hidden Figures by Margaret Lee Shetterly (New York Times Best Selling Author) - a true story about four black women and the space race. After, students used Padlet to respond to questions in real time.
Class 702 visited the New York State Museum to learn about notable African Americans and their culture. They saw a house owned by a "free" African American family. The students made a reflection using Padlet.
Class 501 used read-alouds to reflect on the achievements of Black Americans during Black History Month. Students took notes, continued their research and wrote essays.
Kindergarten students worked on Kente cloth paper craft during lunch.
Kente cloth is a hand woven cloth originally made by the Ashanti people in the West African country of Ghana. Originally reserved for royalty; however, today it is worn by all. It is characterized by specific colors, all of which have special meaning. This project taught Kindergarten students about a different culture, patterns, colors, numbers, and lines.
Fourth graders held up their Paper Kente Cloth Weavings. Students weaved different colored paper to make their "cloth." They used markers to create geometric patterns like they ones they saw on the Kente Cloth from Ghana. Students learned about how this cloth is woven and which country it comes from. Kente Cloth was originally intended for African royalty and the special patterns which hold significant meanings are still used today.
402 Celebrates Black History Month
by researching important African American figures and their accomplishments.
Class 403 took a Virtual Field Trip and learned about Nina Simone.