EDUCATION:

  • For our second week diving into Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie collection, we are reading “There Is a Bird on Your Head!” This book describes Gerald’s hilarious reaction to a family of birds creating a home on his head. Will Piggie be able to help him?! Find out by listening to the story here:

 

 

  • Chrysanthemum loves her name and thinks it is just perfect in every way — until her first day of school.  At school, kids make fun of her and say her name is too long, too different and that she is named for a flower.  Listen to the book and see what happens to Chrysanthemum and what it will take for her to think her name is perfect again.

 

  • You may know Lebron James as one of the best basketball players of all time, but did you also know he is an author? In Lebron James’ book, he notes the different promises we can all make to help us be successful, be ourselves, and make the world a kinder place.  Join Ms. Kerry as she reads “I Promise” by Lebron James, illustrated by Nina Mata. What are some promises you can make to help you be successful this school year?

 

  • “There’s so much uncertainty in the world right now. But one thing is for sure: You and your classmates are part of history. Years from now, kids will learn about the pandemic. They’ll read about students like Esteban, in Arizona, and Mia, in West Virginia. They’ll want to hear about your experience, too. And they will see you and your classmates as part of a resilient generation.” With schools around the world all reopening differently, check out this Time for Kids article about how different students are going back to school during this pandemic and how they feel about it. How has starting this school year made you feel?

 

STEM:

CULTURAL ARTS: 

  • The Latino Cultural Arts Center produced this coloring book featuring some of Colorado’s own Latinx  artists! Take this opportunity to learn about some local artists, and enjoy adding your own color to their work!

 

HEALTH/OUTDOOR ED/PE:

 

  • From Hip Hop Public Health, we are going to figure out… “Can Ya’ Kick It? Learn how with this dance break from our H.Y.P.E. Breakin’ It Down series featuring Darryl DMC McDaniels and choreographers Marc Santa Maria and LaShawn Jones.

 

 

 

EMOTIONAL WELLNESS:

 

  • #CopingDuringCOVID is hard enough for adults. It’s important to support young people as we head into the new school year. Download MHA’s free #BackToSchool2020 Toolkit for tips, resources and more at mhanational.org/backtoschool.
  • Passport to Manhood: Growing Up Black Supplemental Guide – a video-based discussion guide to facilitate relevant conversations for ages 10-18.