MLK Day

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  1. Alesia

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    Does anyone have any ideas about what I can do with my class of 2 and 3 year olds for MLK Day?
     
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    I have several ideas on my MLK page.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I love the book, Vanna, and printed it.

    We are reading The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. I have prepared an 8 by 11 piece of construction paper with a heart in the center. Printed on the heart is "I have a dream". We will stamp a handprint on each side of the heart, one in light skin color paint, the other in a darker skin color paint.
     
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    i thought most schools are off on this day
    if they are off, then you probably don't have to do anything related to this day, right?
     
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    I have to work:( My Education Coordinator came to me the other day and wanted to know what activity I had planned for MLK Day.
     
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    We are off Monday. We do the activities today to help the class understand who MLK was and the reason for the holiday.
     
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    His birthday is on the 15th.

    Monday is the "official" day so government people and others have an excuse to have a day off. LOL

    Back in the "olden days" we didn't have MLK day of course, but we had Feb. 12 and Feb 22nd off rather than a Monday Presidents day.

    I have NO problem with the Monday celebrations - just that the "real" days get confused with the "official" days.
     
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    Ditto what Dzenna said. We usually learn about these types of holidays and special evens for a week or more in advance of the actual day so the children can build their background knowledge. In some states it's a mandatory part of the curriculum to teach about historical figures such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and MLK.

    Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year but that doesn't mean you won't discuss the holiday or have a party with your class does it?
     
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