In the midst of these wonderful explorations we have been studying the contributions of African Canadians and participated in Richland’s school wide Black History Month door competition.
We were Inspired by the story of Chloe Cooley, who was recently selected to be honoured on a Canadian commemorative stamp for her heroic struggle for freedom. As a class we practiced our choral reading skills as we read this short article detailing the events of her life, “New stamp honours Chloe Cooley, who fought for her freedom | Article | Kids News.” Our grade 4’s researched and created their own commemorative stamps to represent influential Black Canadians from our posters placed around the school. As an interactive element we chose to create a Black Canadian Guess Who game on our door where our Richland family could join in by placing their guesses in a giant envelope. To include you in the fun please see the images attached of our stamps and try guessing their identity. If you aren’t sure, feel free to ask in the comments below and either I or one of our helpful grade 4’s can share our list of answers or the specific name of their person.
We are always happy to celebrate diversity at Richland, as such, I would love to invite you to also share your own cultural experiences and stories in the comments section below as an inspiration to our students to be proud of who they are.
-Grade 4 class (2022-2023)