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Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Rainbow

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I thought of this lesson for our kindergarteners since we will be doing color mixing soon. I did it with my girls today on Martin Luther King’s birthday…what a perfect day to learn about “COLOR

First we read the book, Martin martin by his sister Christine King Ferris

I asked my three year old…

What would Martin Luther King tell your class if he came to visit??”

“He would tell them no fighting, and no NO being mean because that makes us cry!!”

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“He would tell us to share, and to love our sisters,

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like how I love mine,

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and to share.”

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She also told me that Martin’s favorite color was pink, and that he probably loved to make art with his friends!!

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I have a dream that one day… one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

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Today we mixed colors by holding hands…

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We started by making red and yellow hand prints, then they held hands…

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and mixed it up…….WOW ORANGE!!

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Then blue and yellow

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They couldn’t believe when they made GREEN!!

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Then red (I added a bit of pink) and blue….

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PURPLE!!!!!

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It was SO AMAZING they just kept staring at their hands!!

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Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.!!

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.

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6 comments:

  1. I love this lesson.....color...on Martin Luther King day!!! Now if only the adults could get something out of this art lesson!!! Great job Nat!!! Cute girls too!!!

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  2. Wonderful idea! This would make a great bulletin board next year right after break.

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  3. Such a beautiful post!!You always take such gorgeous photos. Congrats on your nomination - well deserved!

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  4. Billie, thank you! Katie, that is a great idea!!! We need to do this next year after Christmas for a bulitin board! Thank you, Sallgood!! Mary, thank you for the complement! I love photographing kids creating!!

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  5. LOVE this idea!! And congrats on the nomination! Good luck : )

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