Roots Class (k-2nd) w/Marie:
Today was more animal dancing, and in thinking about animals, I decided a snail book was in order in honor of Sarah’s joining us very soon. Hearing about her pet snails has been a continued area of deep interest on the part of the children, thank you Sarah for sharing pictures of Chippy eating from a spoon. We are curious about what snails eat that way… 🙂 and we are excited to welcome you to Wildflower. The children ask how was your trip?
Seedlings (3rd – 5th) w/Piaf & Wildflower Youth (Middle & High school) w/Solveij:
Today the Wildflower Youth and Seedlings groups came together for a unique presentation by local anti-racist activist and researcher Stephanie Webb. Stephanie shared data and personal experiences about racial segregation in Austin schools and how Black and Latinx communities in Austin have been impacted by dominant perceptions of “good” and “bad” schools based on things like test scores and parent involvement. We learned that police are concentrated in schools that are considered “bad,” and how schools get labeled “bad” because they are under-resourced. The youth and kids asked deep questions about how and why schools that have more students of color are considered “bad schools” and are impacted more by policing.