Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Harding Elementary is a public school located in El Cerrito, CA, which is in a large suburb setting. The student population is 454 and the school serves K-6. In 2019, 53% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math, and 60% scored at or above that level for reading. The school’s minority student enrollment is 60% and enrolls 29% economically disadvantaged students.
Above are some of the many books we read for Hispanic Heritage Month
For our "Colors of Us" project, students mixed colors to create the shade that they identify with.
Student work from our skin color project based on the book "The Color of Us" as part of our identity unit.
Student artwork from our Favianna Rodriguez poster-making activity in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Drawing and painting in preparation for the "Our classroom is a garden" project
After reading and discussing the book "Just Ask" by justice Sonya Sotomayor, we created our own classroom garden were students "planted" their unique plants.
Student work of Favianna Rodriguez inspired social justice posters.
Combining SEL and ELA by spending the first few weeks of kindergarten focusing on learning every student's name as a class.