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Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy

Churchill Road kindergartners in Jan Clark’s class show off the "I have a dream" hats that they created as part of their study of Martin Luther King, Jr. From left to right are: Noah Golesorkhi, William Wynne, Christopher Valko, Clara Stevens, and Quintin O’Kane.

Churchill Road kindergartners in Jan Clark’s class show off the "I have a dream" hats that they created as part of their study of Martin Luther King, Jr. From left to right are: Noah Golesorkhi, William Wynne, Christopher Valko, Clara Stevens, and Quintin O’Kane. Photo by Kim Moran

— The week before the holiday celebrated in his honor, Churchill Road students learned about Martin Luther King, Jr. As part of their study of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights activists, Churchill Road kindergarten students used the playground equipment to retell the story of Rosa Parks' arrest. Through role-playing, the children recreated Mrs. Parks’ famous bus ride. The children learned that Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King were brave and determined to change the bad laws so we can all be

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From left, Churchill Road kindergartners Riley Buddie (Rosa Parks), Justin Lee (police officer), Luke Iverson (bus driver), and rider Carlos Carrion re-enact the Rosa Parks story.

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Kindergarten and first grade classes also read about Martin Luther King’s "I have a dream" speech and created artwork and hats reflecting their own dreams. Among the dreams depicted by Meredith Banas’ first graders were: "I have a dream that all people have homes. I have a dream that people go green." (Molly Murray) and "I have a dream that all people are treated equal. I have a dream that people respect the earth." (Carlos Rojas).