Parents Read Aloud to their Students
A story from Day Five of Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools.
Washington Yu Ying's 5th graders held discussion lessons each day of the week, connecting what they know about social justice with the Black Lives Matter Movement. Today, the entire school participated in a Black Lives Matter/Black History Month read aloud. The read-alouds, which were organized by parents, include suggested books and lessons provided by the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools, as well as books brought to the school by parents. In one fifth grade classroom, a parent of a first-grade student read Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race and The Story of Ruby Bridges. During the read-aloud of Hidden Figures the mother taught the students the term and definition for the word trailblazers. Following the read aloud of Ruby Bridges students were able to identify Ruby as one of the trailblazers for the integration of schools.
See photos from the event above.