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01-14-2009, 03:42 PM
DD (4.5) doesn't have school on Monday and I thought I'd do a special MLK Jr craft or activity with her and maybe a friend or two. Any favorites?
Ideas -- I have a dream <something>; Peace/Love/Respect; Skin colors; Rainbow colors; others?
I did find this collection of ideas: http://www.kidcraftsmagazine.com/2006/12January2006.shtml
Just looking for suggestions of particularly fun things that have worked well for others.
01-14-2009, 04:18 PM
I can't remember everything we did....we read a ton of MLK books, for sure. We did handprint cutouts where we wrote their dreams (or had them write it) and put it on a bulletin board in a holding hands position. We also talked about his dream for mankind and the students wrote about it. I also had this poem as my poem of the week and the kids learned it and we discussed and extended the poem with writing (this was in first grade):
Treat people kindly,
do what is fair.
Work for all people,
show that you care.
These are the ways,
if we work as a team,
to remember the man who said
"I have a dream!".
It's been 4 years since I have taught and I still remember this (and most all the other poems I used to use in my classroom!).
01-14-2009, 04:27 PM
Something to promote diversity? Maybe go to the library and read books about another culture that is completely different from your own? BN is very likely to have their kids section stocked with diversity-type books on that very day, knowing alot of kids wont' have school. You can make a day out of it, ahve lunch there, play, read a book or two on MLK and/or diversity?
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