What We're Reading Sunday AND Monday

Monday, January 19, 2015

T is all about Martin Luther King, Jr. Now that I think about it, he's always been a fan. (It all started with A's love for this civil rights hero.) We've visited the memorial in Washington, we've read books and we've had conversations--but I think this is a conversation we simply can't have enough.

At school this week, his class has been talking about MLK, too. They made a little book and watched the BrainpopJr video. T came home talking about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how he changed America. It made my heart smile. I asked him if he remembered the memorial in DC. He said, "yes, but I remember most standing where he made his famous speech on the steps. Remember that mommy, you cried."  I do remember. He went on to say that he told his friends about that. 

I decided to bring my favorite books home to share with T
By far my favorite, Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier, is breathtaking. It is also very appropriate for the PreK-3rd grade crowd. In my classroom, we read it, discuss the words, and then make a Wordle of our class' BIG WORDS. With T, we read it, discussed it, and continued a conversation about treating others the way you want to be treated. 

T and I also watched this free clip from National Geographic Kids. 
 While we are spending this 3 day weekend prepping for Baby No Name and spoiling T rotten, we are also remembering Martin Luther King and hoping to do our part to continue his legacy. We're continuing the conversation......

1 comment

  1. I was very impressed with the deep understanding of the important lessons to be learned in a way that little ones get it!


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