Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ImpactLives Giving Tree and Martin Luther King, Jr. Project

Today it seemed like we spent a lot of time on hands!

This morning we decorated the cut out hands that will represent our class on the school "Giving Tree". The hands, which are the leaves of the tree, represent the work we will do to bag food to "give" to others less fortunate than us.  The "GivingTree" will be on display in the school lunchroom.  Tomorrow afternoon we will add our hands to this tree.  The students did a beautiful job decorating these and we can't wait to see the tree when it is all finished!

We learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today and why we celebrate a special day for him in January.  We read a couple of stories about him and made some connections.  We have been learning how to solve problems with others and Dr. King did that, too.  We talked about his famous "I Have A Dream" speech and how he worked so hard to be sure everyone was treated as equals.

Our discussion concluded with our project.  The heart represents that we love and respect each other, regardless of the color of our skin.  Together, we can all make a difference in the world!

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