The Fort Issue 11 March 2022 - Page 25

Week 2: This week was all about what students wanted to focus on - inquiry! Lower Elementary students mostly chose and read picture books or books about famous BIPOC as a whole class, while Upper Elementary students could explore these books or do their own research independently, in pairs, or small groups. We read books about the importance of our names (The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi), books about segregation (Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh), books about embracing differences (Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho), books on Rosa Parks and even the Black Lives Matter movement!

Week 3: Share time! This week, all of Elementary took some time within their classes to share what they learned throughout the month. They then shared this with other grades in ES over zoom. Here are some grade 2 and 3 learnings!

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Takeaways and Next Steps

Our school is on a racial justice journey, and we are continuing to try new things, reflect, and learn along the way. While there were many successes of BIPOC month, there were some questions and concerns that were raised along the way. For instance, one student was under the impression that other students might think differently about them because of their race, and was not necessarily thinking of this before BIPOC month. Our school is on a racial justice journey, and we are continuing to try new things, reflect, and learn along the way. While there were many successes of BIPOC month, there were some questions and concerns that were raised along the way. For instance, one student was under the impression that other students might think differently about them because of their race, and was not necessarily thinking of this before BIPOC month.