Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Celebrating MLK

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. 
 Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January is a great time to remember that we are all unique and different, created in the image and likeness of God. The very things that make us different are also the things that make us wonderful. How boring would it be if we were all the same?!

In Preschool 5, we kick off our celebration of differences with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This day is remembered in a variety of ways throughout All Saints Academy classrooms. Our focus is on celebrating all the things that make us special, sticking up for others when we know what is right, and doing what we can to help make the world even better. Our ASA rules - Be Fair, Be Safe, Be Kind - reflect just that.

Mixed Handprint Art
Each friend’s hand was only painted one color. The only way to create a colorful handprint is to connect with a friend who is different from you! This activity was filled with lots of ooh’s and aah’s. Slow motion high fives are highly recommended!

MLK Initial Comparisons
We learned the first, middle, and last names of our friends and compared! Each letter was decorated in a different way at a station, then cut out and glued in order.

Lay and Listen
The kids participated in a lay and listen activity as they took in the meaning of the words in the song, My Own Two Hands. We listened to Jack Johnson’s version of the song, followed by Ben Harper’s Reggae original.

Books and Media
Our week was also filled with some wonderful books and media! Kid President was a group favorite! Check him out if you’re not familiar. We watched How to Change the World (a work in progress) and 20 Things You Should Say More Often

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King lives on as we share his words and stories with future generations. It’s powerful to be reminded of the differences we can make, no matter how small.

“The time is always right to do what is right.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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