The One Where We Talk About Ms. Angela Davis

For Black History Month, my kindergarteners and I talked about the one and only Angela Davis. Ms. Davis is near and dear to us here in the Bay Area, plus she's the "A" in one of my favorite books, Rad Women A to Z. I read a little about her from the book, and we discussed why she was such a strong person. One of my students shared with us that his mother was a student in her class at U.C. Santa Cruz. How amazing for this boy's mom to share with her 6-year-old her experience learning from Ms. Davis and how great that he recognized her name right away!

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This Little Light of Mine...

...I'm gonna let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine.

We listened and sang along to Odetta Holmes' soulful song as we celebrated Black History Month. The book Rad Women A to Z has again brought us stories about strong Black Women who have influenced so many. We celebrated her beautiful voice and the music that she brought to the world by drawing music notes in a fun collage using the amazing illustrations by Miriam Kelin Stahl as a focal point.

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