Today is International Day of Pink
Day of Pink
is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia
and Transphobia in schools and communities. Everyone is invited to
celebrate diversity by wearing a pink shirt and by organizing activities
in their workplaces, organizations, communities and schools.
To commemorate International Day of Pink, each
child in Earl Beatty documented what (who) he or she stands up for (or
First Room 15 read the book Say Something. It's about a girl who
watches other children get teased -- but she doesn't tease them -- she
doesn't say anything. Eventually, she gets teased -- and realizes that
no-one does anything to help her -- and she feels hurt -- so she
befriends someone who needs her help. It's a wonderful book.
we read Todd Parr's It's Okay to Be Different and went through some
It's Okay cards to brainstorm about the many ways we could celebrate
being different. Then we talked about how we would feel if people teased
us for being different. We talked about standing up for other people
and how it is a good thing to do (unless we could be in danger)
These are the people who Room 15 said that we would stand up for!