February is an exciting month, not only is it National School Counseling week during this month, but is the month to celebrate the accomplishments and history of African-Americans. Here are some of the things that I'm doing during the month:
-I made a black history month book display in the media center. I used Kente cloth printed fabric (that a parent let me borrow) and lots of books to showcase books with African American writers, illustrators and/or characters (the librarian helped me with the books, she's fabulous).
-I made a PowerPoint of black history month facts to be shown each day in February on our school news. The facts also rotate throughout the day on the classroom televisions. Here are a couple of samples of what I created:
-I also will focus on diversity & acceptance of others in my monthly class visit lessons. Click here for book ideas and lessons.
-We'll have a lunch celebration for the staff celebrating Black History Month (soul food menu).
And don't forget about my African-American inventors from A-Z bulletin board, I shared with you earlier.
What plans to you have to celebrate black history month in your school?