OK people. I have a confession to make.
I cry every time I watch
Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech I Have a Dream.
Not little tears….
One of my little girls brought me tissue today…
I always tell them that this man helped make our
classroom beautiful and free.
I know first graders cannot fully grasp what I tell them about MLK,
but I hope I am somehow planting a seed of gratefulness
in their hearts. I hope every teacher that follows me waters
that seed. I hope that it grows and blossoms in their hearts.
I hope that someday they can grasp the awesomeness
of what MLK did for them, for us.
I want to thank his children….his wife… his friends… they all lost him.
We gained freedom, and the company at the
“Table of Brotherhood” is wonderful!
Thank you MLK. Thank you for every little face of joy in my classroom.
I show parts of this You Tube video every year.
0:00-:59 seconds shows the march and the people singing
“We Shall Overcome” It’s beautiful, peaceful, and you see
Martin walking with people of all colors.
Then I leap to the “I have a dream” part which is minutes 12:00-14:28
If you stop it here, the last thing your kids will hear is…
“ I have a dream that some day little black boys and black girls will
be able to join hands with little white boys and little white girls
as sisters and brothers, I have a dream!”
Click the picture to go to you tube.
This MLK You Tube video is a catchy little rap about MKL, Rosa Parks,
Segregation, and working together.
Click the picture to head on over to You Tube
This amazing video is on You Tube
click the pic to view the 1 hour video about these kids going back in time
to watch Martin Luther King Jr. grow up and change the world!