How to make a fun story with your child’s preschool story book
Posted On June 18, 2021
It’s one of those things that you’d think would be a thing of the past, but we all need to keep up the good work.
But if you don’t do your part, there will be some consequences, as the parents of a child at Mayport Elementary Elementary Coastal Science Academy will soon discover.
The Mayport school district announced on Thursday that it will be changing the curriculum at the school from one that uses an inclusive, multi-generational approach to its teaching to one that focuses on an inclusive and multi-generation approach to the curriculum.
The decision comes after a parent petitioned the district last year to discontinue the use of a story book, and the school district has since been working with parents to implement a “parent-centered” curriculum that is more inclusive.
The district says that it has made “significant progress” in addressing the concerns of the petitioners, who are requesting the curriculum be reconsidered.
“I feel like the school system is doing a great job at what it’s doing,” said Mayport parent Julie McBride.
“I just don’t think the story books are being used in an inclusive way.
They’re not being used to teach students about diversity and inclusion and how they can be successful and successful in this world.”
McBride says that the changes are being made in order to “protect the integrity of the curriculum.”
The new curriculum will include materials that are more inclusive and reflect the diversity of the students, and will include a new section on diversity that will include stories from a multi-racial and multi the LGBT community.
It is unclear exactly how many students will be affected by the changes, and parents have already started to share their concerns with the school, as one parent posted on Facebook, calling the new curriculum “a massive step backwards.”
McBride says she believes that the “new curriculum” is being used by the school to further the interests of the administration and the district, and she says that she is also concerned that the students will no longer have the opportunity to participate in the curriculum or have access to the materials in a meaningful way.
“They are being told that this is not what they were taught in the past and that they have to change,” McBride said.
“But what is taught in a classroom, what we were taught as a child, is how to have a successful and diverse community, how to work with each other, how not to be afraid of what others might think.”
The new curriculum, according to a Mayport press release, is “designed to provide students with a safe, supportive learning environment that encourages students to thrive in a diverse and inclusive environment and is supported by a diverse curriculum and teaching that includes children from all backgrounds.”
However, the changes have not been universally welcomed by parents and teachers alike.
One parent, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Polygon that the new changes are not in line with what the school has been teaching since its inception in 1998.
“As a parent, I am very concerned about the way the school is changing,” the mother wrote in an email.
“When my children were in kindergarten, the first story book I saw was a white girl reading a book about being African-American.
I thought that was the norm for reading for my kids.
I am a proud white person, and I would have been extremely happy to see that story book again.
But since my children’s school is in the middle of a $3 million budget cut, I can’t help but feel that this change is a step backwards.
The new story book is not inclusive, nor is it respectful of other cultures.
My children have a long way to go to achieve the same level of success as their white peers, and this change will make it much harder for them to achieve that.”
Another parent, named Samantha, wrote in a Facebook post that she has been very concerned that her daughter will not be able to attend the new class.
“The curriculum that I have taught for over 20 years is being turned around,” Samantha wrote.
“What I don’t understand is why my daughter is being made to feel that it’s OK for her to read a story about a black woman reading a story and not be allowed to participate.
I think the new story is about being different and having your own voice.
If that’s not how it is for me, what is?”
The parents have also shared their concerns in a petition on Change.org.
It has been signed by over 1,500 parents, teachers, and community members.
One parent, Stephanie, told the petitioner that she felt the changes were “extremely disrespectful of our school’s history and heritage.”
The petition also claims that the school administration has been working to make “the best out of the resources they have” by providing free books to the students.
However, many parents have expressed their concern about the school’s