Hello Redbud families,


Teacher’s Message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hTtzYxVzHc

Today we conclude our week exploring counting and I show a way for children to keep track as they count something.


Activity:  Choose something to count while going on a walk (stop signs, people); while sitting outside (dogs, squirrels); or even in your house (closets, beds).  Let your child draw a dot on paper or a white board for each item they find.  Count all the dots when you are finished and help write the corresponding numeral.


Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMAxyNtvoOU

In this video, I read the book We March by Shane W. Evans.  The book, through pictures and simple language, shows a Black family participating in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1968.  We’ve used this book in the past in the Redbud room as a way to talk about what a protest is, and highlight some of the aspects of a protest that might be more visible to young children such as the use of signs and singing or chanting.  I decided to only read the text in this video, without commenting, because it is my hope that it might be a helpful jumping off place for families as they continue conversations with their child about the protests continuing around the country.



Tonight at 8:30, EmbraceRace is presenting a webinar called: “I [STILL] can’t breathe”: Supporting kids of color amid racialized violence”.  Info: https://www.embracerace.org/resources/i-still-cant-breathe-supporting-kids-of-color-amid-racialized-violence

If you are interested, but not able to watch live, embracerace.org usually posts recordings of their webinars a few days after the live broadcast.


For anyone who missed it, here is a resource list for talking to kids about race; talking about racialized violence; and resources for anti-racist action:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fQDmDuRx0oHzkhEYw6_e6BY4S70APeiOOXDwaL_UjX8/edit

If you have a resource you think we should add to this list please let us know.


A list of all of Redbud’s teacher video messages can be accessed here. Happy viewing!