Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we learned about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He was a person that believed that all people should be treated as equals.  He also believed that people should not be judged by the color of their skin, but rather by their character.  Dr. King believed that people could and should solve their problems in peaceful ways.

We talked lots about how unfair it would be if we were treated differently just because of our skin color.  We would not like it.  It wouldn't be fair!  But we also discovered that Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that people should do things for others…he believed in service and serving others.

We read the story "Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King" by Jean Marzollo.  Then we completed our Martin Luther King project, which is a circle of hands surrounding a heart.  The heart represents love and the hands represent the different colors of our skin and that we can use our hands to help one another.


For Writer's Workshop today, we wrote about our dreams.  In his most famous speech, Dr. King spoke about his dreams.  Everyone has dreams so we wrote about what our dream is and put it on the back of our project.

We had a Guest Reader today.  Mr. Ryan Mahoney, Liam's dad, came and read us the story "Dragons Love Tacos" by Adam Rubin.  In this story, the dragons LOVE tacos.  Buckets and buckets of tacos!  But if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa…oh boy!  You are in for some trouble… tummy trouble!!!
It was a fun story.  Thanks, Mr. Mahoney.


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