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Reading In Motion’s Statement of Solidarity Against Racial Injustice

June 1, 2020

We stand in solidarity – in sadness, in pain, in frustration – against the injustice of the murder of George Floyd, and countless others. We are heartbroken, angered, and mourning the lives lost to unjust and unnecessary violence against people of color.

Over 90% of our students are young people of color, and face institutionalized racism daily. Inequities within our education system directly affect students of color, and greatly influence their futures before they even have the chance to meet their classmates. We believe education and literacy are the foundations of future success, and through our early reading programs we work to ensure all students have the skills needed to reach their potential.

As an organization we may only interact with these students in the classroom, but as active members of the community, we understand these issues extend far, far beyond it. Issues such as police brutality, COVID-19, and others disproportionately affect black and brown communities, and the violence we’ve seen recently only accentuates the systemic inequality within our society as a whole.

Reading In Motion is committed to supporting our community as it heals and seeks justice, from both recent tragedies and the generations of trauma endured by people of color. We will continue to work, within our own organization and by advocating in our community, to dismantle these systems of oppression, to understand and acknowledge privilege, and to listen and learn.

At Reading In Motion, we believe in the power of words. Reading is a process of understanding, and an exercise in empathy. By reading the words of others, we are better able to learn perspectives and histories that differ from our own. In order to heal, we must first understand. And today, we encourage all in our community to do as we are: to seek out the perspectives of others, to listen to and amplify the voices of people of color, and stand with them in creating a more just society.

Below we’ve listed just a few of important resources right now, and there are many others available. We encourage you to share resources with us as well!

To get involved:

To have important conversations at home:

To continue to educate yourself:

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The winner for our Teacher Appreciation Giveaway is @thirdgdteach !!!!! Congratulations please DM us to claim your prize!
The winner for our Teacher Appreciation Giveaway is @thirdgdteach !!!!! Congratulations please DM us to claim your prize!
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Teachers, thank you for what you do today and everyday! Please enjoy this link with free digital downloads to use in you classroom!
Teachers, thank you for what you do today and everyday! Please enjoy this link with free digital downloads to use in you classroom!
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On Cinco De Mayo, Reading In Motion wishes to highlight our Spanish program! In order to more effectively help our Spanish-speaking students, Reading In Motion adapted our English arts-based literacy program to bolster the fight against illiteracy in under-resourced communities. Our Spanish program is an entirely separate entity with fun and engaging songs, scripts, and lessons. The curriculum exists for Pre-K through 1st grade students.Meet Brenda, our dual language instructional coach. Brenda joined our team as an Extra Dosage Instructor in 2017. Brenda is fluent in both English and Spanish and does an amazing job with our Spanish classrooms. Happy Cinco De Mayo from Brenda and all of us at Reading In Motion!
On Cinco De Mayo, Reading In Motion wishes to highlight our Spanish program! In order to more effectively help our Spanish-speaking students, Reading In Motion adapted our English arts-based literacy program to bolster the fight against illiteracy in under-resourced communities. Our Spanish program is an entirely separate entity with fun and engaging songs, scripts, and lessons. The curriculum exists for Pre-K through 1st grade students.Meet Brenda, our dual language instructional coach. Brenda joined our team as an Extra Dosage Instructor in 2017. Brenda is fluent in both English and Spanish and does an amazing job with our Spanish classrooms. Happy Cinco De Mayo from Brenda and all of us at Reading In Motion!
On Cinco De Mayo, Reading In Motion wishes to highlight our Spanish program! In order to more effectively help our Spanish-speaking students, Reading In Motion adapted our English arts-based literacy program to bolster the fight against illiteracy in under-resourced communities. Our Spanish program is an entirely separate entity with fun and engaging songs, scripts, and lessons. The curriculum exists for Pre-K through 1st grade students.Meet Brenda, our dual language instructional coach. Brenda joined our team as an Extra Dosage Instructor in 2017. Brenda is fluent in both English and Spanish and does an amazing job with our Spanish classrooms. Happy Cinco De Mayo from Brenda and all of us at Reading In Motion!
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As children continue to face the challenges brought forth by the pandemic, Reading In Motion students still rise above. We need your help in guiding more children on the important journey to literacy as we adapt to the future needs of students all across our country. This year, with your support, our aim is to increase the number of learners who will have access to the tools they need to succeed in the classroom, at home, in pre-k centers, and beyond!
As children continue to face the challenges brought forth by the pandemic, Reading In Motion students still rise above. We need your help in guiding more children on the important journey to literacy as we adapt to the future needs of students all across our country. This year, with your support, our aim is to increase the number of learners who will have access to the tools they need to succeed in the classroom, at home, in pre-k centers, and beyond!
As children continue to face the challenges brought forth by the pandemic, Reading In Motion students still rise above. We need your help in guiding more children on the important journey to literacy as we adapt to the future needs of students all across our country. This year, with your support, our aim is to increase the number of learners who will have access to the tools they need to succeed in the classroom, at home, in pre-k centers, and beyond!
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Every child’s journey on the path to literacy is unique. With their teacher as their guide, our youngest learners start in pre-k, embarking on their voyage to literacy, unlocking mor
e opportunities and potential within their young lives. Learning to read is an adventure in and of itself. The pandemic added stress and difficulty to students who were already struggling. Your support enabled us to continue to deliver the tools our youngest learners need to be successful readers in school and beyond!
Every child’s journey on the path to literacy is unique. With their teacher as their guide, our youngest learners start in pre-k, embarking on their voyage to literacy, unlocking mor e opportunities and potential within their young lives. Learning to read is an adventure in and of itself. The pandemic added stress and difficulty to students who were already struggling. Your support enabled us to continue to deliver the tools our youngest learners need to be successful readers in school and beyond!
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How To Enter: Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook (2 Entries), Like This Post (1 Entry), Share This Post to Stories and Tag Us (1 Entry), Comment Your Favorite Children's Book (1 Entry). The winner will be selected on Monday, May 9th. Books will be shipped to your classroom.#teacherappreciationweek2022
How To Enter: Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook (2 Entries), Like This Post (1 Entry), Share This Post to Stories and Tag Us (1 Entry), Comment Your Favorite Children's Book (1 Entry). The winner will be selected on Monday, May 9th. Books will be shipped to your classroom.#teacherappreciationweek2022
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Thank you teachers from the bottom of our heart! Enter our 2022 Teacher Appreciation Week BOOK GIVEAWAY! Reading In Motion will supply your class with a class set of K-1 books.How To Enter: Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook (2 Entries), Like This Post (1 Entry), Share This Post to Stories and Tag Us (1 Entry). The winner will be selected on Monday, May 9th.#teacherappreciationweek #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teachers #weloveteachers #teacherlife
Thank you teachers from the bottom of our heart! Enter our 2022 Teacher Appreciation Week BOOK GIVEAWAY! Reading In Motion will supply your class with a class set of K-1 books.How To Enter: Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook (2 Entries), Like This Post (1 Entry), Share This Post to Stories and Tag Us (1 Entry). The winner will be selected on Monday, May 9th.#teacherappreciationweek #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teachers #weloveteachers #teacherlife
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Happy Earth Day from Reading In Motion! One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is with a good book. Take an hour today to unplug and READ!
Happy Earth Day from Reading In Motion! One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is with a good book. Take an hour today to unplug and READ!
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The ability to read can provide so much color to a child’s world! In pre-K to second grade, students are learning to read. In third grade and beyond, students read to learn. With Reading In Motion’s exciting and engaging curriculum, customized support, and individualized coaching, students will have the tools they need to be successful. The ability to read is an opportunity deserving of every person, it empowers the imagination, enhances skills and for children, inspires potential when literacy development is so very important. Your help today may determine a child's ability to reach their potential as a future mathematician, historian, scientist, or author. Click the link in bio to Give!
The ability to read can provide so much color to a child’s world! In pre-K to second grade, students are learning to read. In third grade and beyond, students read to learn. With Reading In Motion’s exciting and engaging curriculum, customized support, and individualized coaching, students will have the tools they need to be successful. The ability to read is an opportunity deserving of every person, it empowers the imagination, enhances skills and for children, inspires potential when literacy development is so very important. Your help today may determine a child's ability to reach their potential as a future mathematician, historian, scientist, or author. Click the link in bio to Give!
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Reading In Motion was privileged to send out sets of books to several of our classrooms. We received this amazing picture from the Kindergarten class of George M Pullman Elementary School in Chicago, IL. Thank you for sharing your joy with us, Ms. Hall-Neely! #readersofinstagram
Reading In Motion was privileged to send out sets of books to several of our classrooms. We received this amazing picture from the Kindergarten class of George M Pullman Elementary School in Chicago, IL. Thank you for sharing your joy with us, Ms. Hall-Neely! #readersofinstagram
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