First grade students at New Garden Elementary School came together to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his life, and his dream of equality.
With the help of Mr. Harris’s fifth grade students, the first grade students read an informational book that described the work of Dr. King and how he impacted change. Mr. Harris’s fifth grade students then helped the younger students take their learning and thinking about Dr. King’s influence to another level.
The first grade students wrote about Dr. King’s dream for our world and then the students wrote about the dreams that they have to make the world a better place. A collaboration of thoughts turned into writing pieces that depicted a personal connection to Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The older students then helped the first grade students design an artistic portrait of Dr. King to display alongside their writing. It was a great way to celebrate the life, work and legacy of such an amazing historical leader in history.