Dear Children’s School Families,
Here is an awesome example of what your contributions to your PTA give our children every month…
The One School, One Book project is a school-wide initiative that brings a shared monthly read-a-loud picture book into every classroom at The Children’s School.
One School, One Book selects books that center the lives and experiences of people of color, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, and people of LBGTQ and gender nonconforming experience. We seek to celebrate the ethnic, cultural, and religious traditions that are historically excluded from traditional curricula, so that all children see themselves reflected in the pages of classroom texts.
The OSOB committee is organized by the Undoing Racism committee of The Children’s School and is made up of parents/guardians, teachers, librarians and specialists. All committed to diversity, literacy and most importantly, our children. You are always welcome to join!
Our next meeting will be held Wednesday, November 28 @3:15-4:30 in The Children’s School library.
Without further ado, here are the titles we selected for November. We hope you and your family enjoy!
The One School, One Book Project of the Undoing of Racism Committee
ICT Pre-K,K/6:1:1 Elementary
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp
Adapted especially for children by a Mohawk chief who has shared this inspiring vision of thanksgiving all over the world, these words originated with the Native people of upstate New York and Canada, and are based on the belief that the natural world is a precious and rare gift that should be cherished.
ICT 1st-5th/6:1:1 Middle School
When We Were Alone by David Alexander Roberson
When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long braided hair and beautifully colored clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history and, ultimately, one of empowerment and strength.