We have dreams, too…

This entry was posted by KK on Monday, 19 January, 2009 at

Our boys had such a fun day learning about the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We read some books and articles online and then did some crafts to commemorate the occasion. In one of the stories, we read that the approximate 250,000 people who attended his speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963 stuck their feet in the cool water in the pool in front of the memorial and bought sack lunches from vendors which contained cheese sandwiches, apples and a piece of pound cake. So for lunch we had grilled cheeses, apple slices and pound cake muffins.

Below is a pic of one of their crafts which were reproductions of Andy Warhol’s famous painting of Marilyn Monroe which we took to symbolize that each portrait is the same, just a different color, just like all people.







And below is a pic of our favorite project. They colored the hands all different shades of ivory and brown and pink to represent all the many colors of skin and we printed and cut out MLK quotes and glued them onto the hands. The boys had a blast and we crafted all day in place of math & reading and the usual school work and I think they learned more on this day than they have in months.

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