As I'm sure you know, today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day here in the US so my ten-year-old is home today with the four-year-old and me. I remember my historian father would make us read about the event or person in question when we had a day like this off from school. Picture a good amount of lugging around the World Encyclopedia books to look up some presidents.
My kids both know who MLK was and we have several books in our house about his life and work. I think today we are going to focus on doing some things for others and finally put everything together the books and blankets for the charity we picked this Christmas (Books and a Blanket) and maybe see if we can write some letters/make pictures for someone who might need a little cheer. What do you do with your kids to commemorate MLK Day?
It's been a while since I've done a post for "It's Monday." I've read five books so far this year. I started with finally reading Little Fires Everywhere, dreamed about someday owning a few chickens with Gardening with Chickens, finally read The Blazing World after it has been languishing on my shelves for a few years, and sped through Dreamland Burning and The Music Shop.
I'm currently working my way through Practical Organic Gardening (can you tell I'm dreaming of spring?) and I'm excited to start The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, which I just picked up from the library.
What are you reading this week?
I have Little fires Everywhere just waiting for me to finish my book club pick. You're off to an awesome start to the year with your reading :-)ReplyDelete
I bought it a while back but saved it to be my first book of the year. It was a good choice!Delete
I loved Little Fires Everywhere, and I hope to get my hands on The Resurrection of Joan Ashby.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the day and the week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES
I need to go back now and read Everything I Never Told You. Have you read that one?Delete
Enjoy the day reflecting on the life of MLK. Come see my week here. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
My children are also home. We have spent previous MLK days to reflect on his life and work. This year though they are both slammed with homework. Come see what I'm reading.ReplyDelete
I'm sure those days are coming in our house too, but fourth grade seems like a lot of homework or none!Delete
A wonderful way to celebrate this day.ReplyDelete