In celebration of Dr. King's birthday last week, the girls and I talked about what he did that was so important! We talked about how Dr. King changed the rules that made people feel different and made new rules that were meant to give all people the same opportunities. We talked about ALL of us getting to work together at school! We talked about ALL of us getting to play on our playground! We talked about how we are BETTER TOGETHER! That it doesn't matter if you have blue eyes or brown eyes, brown skin or white skin, you like macaroni and cheese the best or pizza the best. Our differences make us BETTER!
Thank you, Dr. King, for changing the rules and helping us to see that it's okay to be different and thank you for showing us how to celebrate that! AND for showing us how we can help!
In their journals, the girls wrote about and illustrated ways they can help others!
WOW! They have some great ideas! It will ENCOURAGE you!
Encourage one another and build each other up, build each other up, build each other up!
Encourage one another and build each other up! Up, up, up, up, up, up, up, up, UP!
Encourage one another, don't tear each other down, tear each other down, tear each other down!
Encourage one another and BUILD EACH OTHER UP!
When we were talking about Dr. King and how he helped people, one of your girls said,
"Just like the song we sing in chapel, Mrs. Erickson! Build each other UP!"
One way the girls are encouraging each other is to write messages! Each girl has a special mailbox! They are writing notes to each other and delivering them to their classmates!
Boy! Is it exciting to get a note!