Washington Primary School first grade dual language students recently learned some history along with the important and value of service to the community.
Dual language first graders celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's life and legacy.
The youngster participated in a virtual viewing party to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Class members were on the edge of their respective seat watching a video paid tribute Dr. King’s lifetime of service and the impact of his work, along with its importance right here in the Huntington community.
“Our class watched the video and then had a discussion on how we can serve others,” Washington teacher Miriam Engle said. “The video encouraged us to serve others since it’s something we can all do. We discussed some things we can do to serve others. Some of the suggestions the students came up with included be kind, help our friends, family and neighbors when they need our help, collect food like we did prior to Thanksgiving and make food for others like when we baked pumpkin pies to donate to the Helping Hand Mission which helped to feed families in our community.”
The youngsters also watched a video of Dr. King’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech, which the civil rights icon delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963 to a crowd of more than 250,000 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
The Washington first graders also created gorgeous projects, including a portrait of Dr. King featuring his dream for America and a self-portrait with their own dreams for their country.