What would make Somerville a kind and fair place for everyone?
The Kindergarten Readiness Group, teachers from center-based and public school preschools and kindergartens, developed curriculum to support explorations in classrooms leading up to our Week of the Young Child celebration at City Hall in Somerville on April 27. This included:
- Two social stories: one about City Hall and the Mayor, another about being kind and fair.
- Songs about the Mayor and being kind, composed by Maura Mendoza, a family liaison and local musician, were distributed to teachers so children could learn the song.
- Curriculum Guides with activities and project ideas.
Children came up with lots of ideas and brought their projects to City Hall to present to the Mayor. Over 300 children gathered in the Aldermanic Chamber to sing, meet the Mayor, and celebrate the importance being kind and fair citizens.
After the ceremony in the chamber children engaged in activities all over City Hall.
|Children voted on their favorite ways to be kind using refurbished voting machines that "ding" when you turn the crank!|
|Children saw police, firefighter, and other city vehicles up close.|
|The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative launched The Talk Campaign about the importance of parent-child communication.|
Children made crowns with Beautiful Stuff
Some children wanted to make a statue with a mirror for a face, so when you look at the statue you might see what kindness and fairness looks like.
When you look in the mirror, do you see someone who is kind, fair, and works for social justice?