We hope everyone is doing well and had a fabulous week. This week we talked about Black History and about different individuals who made a difference in the world. On Monday, we talked about Martin Luther King Jr since it was his day. The children learned that he had a dream where he wanted all little boys and all little girls that had colored skin and white skin to all come together to be one. The children were told that if they don’t remember much from this week since we learned about so many people who made a difference is that just because we all look different on the outside, we are all the same on the inside. This led to our experiment where we had a brown egg and a white egg and just because they looked different on the outside once we cracked them open, they were the same on the inside. The rest of the week, we learned that Garrett Morgan invented the traffic light, Ruby Bridges was the first African American girl who attended an all white elementary school at 6 years old, Jackie Robinson was the first African American to break the color line for the MLB and Rosa Parks stood her ground by not giving up her seat. We also learned about those in the music industry and who better than Michael Jackson which we jammed out to some Jackson 5! With all the history that we talked about this week, we also worked on our letter and number recognition as well as fine and gross motor skills. The children placed beads on a spaghetti noodle for their fine motor and for gross motor, we had the lovely Coach Charlotte come in and taught us basketball. The children were busy this week and we hope that they enjoyed learning about history and how these individuals helped with getting rid of segregation. We hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!
In the words of Martin Luther King Jr – “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”