Since returning to school from our Holiday Break, we've been learning all about people who have worked to bring positive change into the world. People who have fought for equality and peace, such as Martin Luther King Jr, Ruby Bridges, and Rosa Parks, as well as a few of our past presidents! This week, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we put our Teach Peace banner up in the hallway. Each of us traced and designed our hands with symbols of peace, such as doves, peace signs, olive branches, and yin yangs.
This week, we also watched a video made by 2nd and 3rd graders in California about the story of Ruby Bridges, who played an important role in integrating schools. The video is called "A Hero's Choice"
After watching the video, we talked as a class about the qualities of a true hero, and we also talked about how anyone can be a hero when they exhibit these qualities. Afterwards, we chose at least four qualities we felt were most important and we turned ourselves into superheroes!
We are so thankful for the everyday heroes in our lives and the heroes throughout history who have made the world a better place through their kindness, courage, and resilience.