Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Schools, banks and other businesses are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. and his work to end the discrimination and the segregation of black men and women.
Thanks to Martin Luther King Jr. (and others), the boys don’t look at their classmates as a color. Nor do the boys exclude others based on race, religion or national origin. And, thanks to the civil rights movement, the boys have a rainbow of friends in their classrooms.
Yes, the lunch boxes and backpacks are put away for the day, and the boys are looking forward to a day of play. Still, we’ll stop and remember why we have this ‘day of play’. Continue reading “Project 366: Day 16”→
During the Christmas break, my son spent time pulling together information about sea urchins. Yesterday, he presented his research report to his fellow classmates. I don’t remember doing a research report in first grade, unless you count scoping the house for something interesting to bring for ‘Show and Tell’.
Camera in tow, I went to see/hear my son give his presentation. How very cool to watch him stand in front of his class. He did a great job. Plus, he never blushed or showed signs of nervousness. (He does not get his public speaking confidence from me, that’s for certain!)
When all is said and done, I plan on printing out all 366 pictures as a reminder of the year 2012. I did not intend to share any pictures from my son’s presentation with the blogosphere; however, when I look back at Project 366 and the year 2012, I want to remember my son’s first classroom presentation.
Monday through Friday, I pick-up the boys from school. Chuckity-chuck-chuck (not his real name) is dismissed at 2:45. His brother, Bugaboo (not his real name) is dismissed at 3:20. For over 30 minutes, unless we are passing the time on the playground, this is the face I see in my rear-view mirror (it’s his real face). Continue reading “Project 366: Day 5”→