Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen ‘Have a Dream’

January 31, 2024

Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with engaging and educational activities.

The pre-kindergarten students delved into the life and legacy of Dr. King through the story Who Was Martin Luther King? They engaged in thoughtful discussions about equality, fairness, and the importance of treating others with kindness and respect. As part of their exploration, the students participated in a directed drawing activity, creating their portraits of Dr. King and sharing their dreams for an inclusive and fair society.

Meanwhile, the older students honored Dr. King through a recitation of the powerful choral poem, “Let Freedom Ring.” The poem, filled with inspiring words and messages of unity, was a tribute to Dr. King’s tireless efforts in the pursuit of equality and justice for all. Students also completed worksheets to design portraits of Dr. King and mosaic art while learning about him.

The classroom lessons and activities held at Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen provided students with a deeper understanding of the significance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and fostered a sense of empathy, compassion, and appreciation for diversity among the student body.