During the month of February, Cherry Preschool’s Pre-K Blue Room celebrated Black History Month by exploring the accomplishments of Black Americans. Teachers, Eva and Mary, enlightened the children about a variety of prominent individuals who have made great contributions to our society. Blue Room students spent time studying and modeling the style of artists like Alma Thomas, Jean-Michel Basquait, and Ekua Holmes. Children learned about different styles of dance like ballerina Misty Copeland, tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, and the moves of the Cha-Cha Slide by DJ Casper. They also enjoyed music by listening to Black artists including Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Will Smith, Alicia Keys, The Sugar Hill Gang, Pharrell Williams, Prince, Louis Armstrong, and many more. Other famous Black Americans highlighted over the month were: Mae Jemison, the first African American astronaut who went into space; Kamala Harris, the first African American and Asian American, as well as first female, Vice President of the United States; and Michael Jordan, former Chicago Bulls player and arguably the best basketball player of all time.

At the end of the month, the Blue Room created a video for families where each student was able to spotlight the favorite thing they learned during the month.

Find more ideas on ways to celebrate Black History Month with your children here: https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/storytime/celebrating-black-history-month/