Transcript for Teacher dressed up as a black leader every day for Black History Month
Of course, February, black history month and this morning we're going to introduce you to a first grade teacher getting creative when it comes to educating her students about black history month. This is Latoya Mcgriff dressing up as famous trail blazers every day, every single day for the month. She's done Ella Fitzgerald, misty Copeland. Who is she doing this morning in her classroom in Virginia, Cecilia, you ask? Well, let's see. Oh, goodness. Let's see if we can guess who she is. La Toya, good morning to you. This is T.J. And Cecilia. In New York. And I think we can kind of maybe figure out who you are but you tell us who you are today and why you decided to make this your finale for the month. My name is Latoya Mcgriff and I am dressed up as Barack Obama, of course, and I decided to do this for black history month. And I think it's pretty clear, her students are helping her out this morning with the glasses. They're all her secret service agents, I do believe, this morning but a very cool picture. How have the students been taking it, I wonder? Oh, they love it. They love to learn new facts about the different people I'm dressed as and they actually think they're famous now. Yeah. You can hear them. They are a little bit famous. Hey, guys, good morning to you. La Toya, what can you tell us about what inspired this? What started all of this? I decided to do this because every year I usually send over history, well, black history facts to my principal and she'll read them on the announcements and this year I decided to take it up a notch and dress up as different African-Americans. And I just wanted to spark learning with the children when they see me dressed. They ask questions. They want to know more information. So it's good to -- good for their curiosity. It certainly is. You are teaching them a great lesson there. What a teacher. What an amazing teacher. Latoya Mcgriff, how do you get them interested? You dress up as someone different every day. One of many great teachers
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