Black History Month was a valuable educational experience at Flower Hill School

Flower Hill Celebrates Black History

Black History Month was a valuable educational experience at Flower Hill School

February 22, 2021

Flower Hill Primary School observed Black History Month by diving deeper in Black history.

“We’ve been learning about famous African Americans that have shaped our world and influenced us all in so many ways across the board,” Flower Hill Principal Lucia Laguarda said. “In cultural ways through music, arts, literature and dance as well as in the world of science and innovation, technology, sports and entertainment and ground breaking pioneers to name a few.”

Students have enjoyed a variety of educational experiences over the past few weeks. “I’m reading books out loud that I think all of us can enjoy,” Ms. Laguarda said. “One such book that I recently read is called, ‘Our Children Can Soar’ by Michelle Cook and shared the video with the school. I am also interviewing students as they learn about famous African Americans.”

Flower Hill students have an unquenchable thirst to learn. They arrive at school each morning with questions and head home every afternoon excited to tell their parents what they learned throughout the day. The youngsters also enjoy showing off their work to anyone willing to listen, including how well they can read and write and all the facts and figures they have managed to memorize.

Black History Month activities have enlightened and inspired Flower Hill students. “Students have shared what they know on Flipgrid video about Ruby Bridges, Mae C. Jemison and more,” Ms. Laguarda said. “All of these exhibits can be found in our virtual Museum of Black History.

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