For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 21, Mrs. Ray took the opportunity to educate her fourth graders on the importance of the day and what Dr. King did for the betterment of society.
Rather than just giving the children the day off, as some of them did not know the true meaning behind it, Mrs. Ray organized a “Walk for Love” to commemorate the occasion.
The day for Mrs. Ray and her students included making peace signs and posters, educating about Dr. King’s work, and walking around the school in remembrance. The “Walk for Love” showed students the significance, effects and outcomes of peaceful protesting. The event provided an eye-opening way for the students to understand Dr. King’s mission and why it is important for it to be appreciated in the United States.
In a day all about love, peace and prosperity, Mrs. Ray helped exemplify that perfectly!
“This project was funded in its entirety with federal funds under the Every Student Succeeds Act, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program, through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.”