Kaiyane launched our Genius 1/2 activity by demonstrating how to play the violin. After giving a virtuoso performance that left her classmates in awe, she helped each student properly hold and play a few notes on her instrument. Each Friday, students have sign up to show off a talent and teach it to the class.
Debbie Davla, a volunteer from the YWCA-sponsored, Reading to End Racism, visited our classroom this morning and began our time together with a emotion-filled story from her childhood. This early experience about racism inspired her to take action against racism and prejudice for the rest of her life. Debbie then introduced, led a discussion. and facilitated an activity about the original Green Book (not the movie) and white privilege.