Roots Class (K-2nd grade) w/Marie:
Happy last summer Sunday school class!
Thanks to our volunteer for sharing The Koala Who Could book. It was the perfect thinking-about-starting-new-things-for-fall-and-school-plans, on all our minds and hearts in the community. Best wishes to all kids and teachers, your Wildflower home is here for you always.
Seedlings Class (3rd-5th grade) w/Piaf:
This week we watched the animated short “Hair Love” and discussed what themes and messages we noticed in it. We all agreed that family love was a big part of the story and how the father kept trying to style his daughter’s hair, even when it was hard. This also led to a discussion about how this country has pressured Black people to change their natural hair as part of White Supremacy and we noted how Michelle Obama’s hairstyles have changed since leaving the White House.
Finally, we played a fun round of Bird on a Wire & got a virtual tour of one student’s foster kittens.
Wildflower Youth Group (Middle & High School) w/Solveij:
Today the Youth Group learned about how Communities of Color United is proposing that 50% of APD funds are reinvested in “R.E.A.L. Solutions.” The youth were asked what they think about the proposal after unpacking what each part of the R.E.A.L. acronym means (RISE funds for pandemic relief, Equity Office, Austin Public Health, Low-Income Housing).
The youth present were interested in supporting the proposal by writing emails or calling City Council members in support. When we meet again, they’ll have time to collaborate on a script and artwork to share with City Council!