Welcome Back to School!

Written by Catherine Gallin. Posted in Kindergarten

We are so excited to be back in school with all of our lovely Kindergarteners. From what we’ve heard, everyone had an exciting, restful, and happy break. After a week back at school, it’s great to see the kids jumping right back into the rhythm of school. And we’re learning lots of new things!
This week we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrating the birthday of the Civil Rights Movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, who fought against injustice and championed and struggled for equal civil rights for African Americans and other people of color in the United States through civil disobedience and non-violent protesting. We talked about the importance of equal rights for ALL human beings, the beauty of difference and diversity in our world, and how the best way to change the world is through love, not hate. Since we have been talking about being an Upstander  for the past few months, we took the chance to talk about how MLK was a very important Upstander.
For more on Upstanders, see this short video: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeqQCyQOCPg).
Ms. G. also taught both classes some songs and chants about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and we read a few books about celebrating difference.