GEMS 1st Grade Students Write to Dr. King

Target 2 – Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment FWSU will foster development of teacher & student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning.

Action Step – Ensure students and staff take an active role shaping their learning using rich, authentic questions, problems they identify, & diverse resources.

mlkFirst grade students have been reading about, discussing, and sharing their new learning regarding Dr. Martin Luther King. Throughout the week, students in Mrs MacKenzie’s first grade classroom, participated in reading stories and discussing how Dr. King had a positive impact in the world they live in today. Their assignment was to write Dr. King a letter and express their gratitude. In addition, students also use VoiceThread, which has allowed each student the opportunity to also read their letter aloud to Dr. King. The expression in their voices says it all  — click here to listen.

voice thread

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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