January : Martin Luther King Jr.


Thank You For Showing Us What It Means To Dream
Robin, Illinois
Grade Level: Kindergarten



This is a bulletin board that I did with my kindergarten class to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. It was displayed at our local library. To complete this bulletin board there are several steps. First, to do the border buy the multicultural construction paper and have the students cut out their hands in all different colors. Next, to do the person I had the students make the person look like them. They used yarn to make their hair. I encouraged them to look at their skin and color accordingly. On the t-shirt, they had to think of something that was the same about people. For example, one student wrote we all go to school. Last, they completed a cloud. I had a cloud shape and in that shape, they drew a dream that they had for the world. Under the picture, they wrote the words. For example, one student wrote that there would be no more fighting. They used cotton and glued it around the border. After they were finished, I put it all up along with the original “I Have A Dream” speech. I highlighted the words: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. This was a great project and it gave insight to the hopes and dreams of my class.

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