While we include Black history in the curriculum all year, our students have loved the opportunity to dive deeper this month, learning about important and inspirational figures and creating displays for the hallways celebrating them. As we encourage parents for COVID safety to depart as soon as they pick up their children and not linger in the hallways, we know many of you may not have been able to appreciate all the beautiful work. Some photos are below.
You may have seen the display of book covers, which is part of the main Black History Highlighted display in the front hallway. These are some of our favorite books for children that honor famous Black people, celebrate Black culture, and discuss the challenges that many Black Americans have faced and continue to face. Books are a great way to start these important conversations with our children. Many of these books are available at the Contra Costa Libraries and can all be purchased online, as well.