Discussion in 'Preschool' started by Alesia, Jan 13, 2009.
Jan 13, 2009
Does anyone have any ideas about what I can do with my class of 2 and 3 year olds for MLK Day?
Jan 14, 2009
I have several ideas on my MLK page.
Jan 15, 2009
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.
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?
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.
Jan 16, 2009
We are off Monday. We do the activities today to help the class understand who MLK was and the reason for the holiday.
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.
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?
It's probably too late for this but.....
It's never too late. We can print it and use it next year!
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