by my former students
|Hello my name is Lauren, I am
going to explain to you about Martin Luther King Jr. Back in the 1950s the was a big
war for right's. Martin Luther King became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement
overtaking the south. His first challenge was the boycott of the buses in Montgomery,
Alabama. Mrs. Rosa parks, a black seamstress refused to give up her seat to a white
person. The arrest of Mrs. Rosa Parks triggered the 382-day boycott by black passengers.
Many of the whites blamed Dr. King for the success of a bomb exploded on his
family's front porch. Then came a wonderful day when the blacks became free from a
wonderful speech. And this is how it went.
"I have a dream that this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed." "I have a dream that the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down at the table of brother hood." "I have a dream that the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of the oppression will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in the nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character..."
Well thats all!
Reflection: Hello my name is Lauren.
I'm going to tell you how well my handwriting has improved. My handwriting
has improved by wishing and trying very, very hard. I also think it changed by my
mom and dad because they kept telling me Lauren you have to write neater. All
of my friends used to say that I write sloppy, but now I right better then them!
And that's how I think my handwriting has improved.
|I wish there was more peace.
Without peace the world could be dangerous. Many people, including kids and
other innocent people could get hurt or even die because of no peace. Because of no
peace wars, fights and feuds break out. They use guns, bombs, and other weapons.
I think that fighting doesn't get you anywhere and doesn't solve anything.
Talking things over is a better way to solve things. I wish the world were peaceful.
Reflection: I think my writing has improved because now that I know more, I can think up more ideas quickly. I use better grammar, am better at spelling and use bigger words.
Jonathan L. Grade 5 (Mrs.
Silverman's technology helper)
|I think the world can have
peace if we all work together to make it a better place to live. Martin Luther King
Jr. had a dream where everybody was treated equally. If we all could follow his
dream, I truly think the world would be a better place. Nobody would be fighting
about differences. People would get along better. Everybody should work
out their differences through communication, not weapons. If people would do this
there would be no more wars. Peace shouldn't be a dream, it should be a reality.
Reflection: I think my writing has improved because it's more accurate. I use better grammar and I've learned more words. I use more details in my stories and sentences. I can write more at one time instead of just two sentences. I show more creativity in my writing because I continue to enjoy writing.
Kathleen L. Grade 4
|I had a dream for peace.
Where there is no bullying. Also where everyone cares for each other.
Where everyone is treated equally, and no one is treated by what they look like but how
they act. When there is no bullying not many people will get black eyes. Also
when there is no bullying there will be less broken bones and horribly bad boo-boos.
When everyone cares for each other that will stop bullying and there will be less
robberies. When everyone is treated equally less people will not have friends and
that will help the world get together in peace. When no one is treated by what they
look like on the outside and only by what they act like people will learn not to like
others because of what they did in the past. That was my dream and I hope you had a
dream for peace too.
Reflection: I think I have improved in many things. Like I think I have been quicker in typing. I feel I am much better at writing stories. I also feel I am less scared to go up and read to others. I am glad I had Mrs. Silverman
Kaitlin V. Grade 3
|I would love to have peace in
the world. I wish there would be no fighting in the world. I wish people would
all be friends. I also wish that were was no killing people. I wish everyone
would just count what is inside. People should be nice to each other.
Reflection: I can type faster. I use to be shy in 2nd in the beginning. But now I am not shy anymore. Now I am not shy to go up to the class. I am much better at things. I loved being in Mrs. Silverman's class.
Brianna N. Grade 3
|This is about Martin Luther
King, Jr. and how he made peace and stands for peace among different races. Martin Luther
King felt that everyone should be equal and have equal opportunities to live their lives
as best they can.
This means everyone should be able to have equal rights to vote, to eat in the same places together, to use the same transportation, to use the same bathroom facilities, to be in the same places together in an equal way, to have an equal education, to compete for equal job opportunities and to have an equal right to decent housing.
In essence, that all people should be able to have dignified and decent lives without being harmed or killed by others, or put in jail because of the color of their skin or their ethnic background.
Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in the brotherhood of man. He had a dream that all people could work together and improve all their lives.
Reflection: I feel that my writing has improved since I was in
your class. I use many,
|Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
dream was a simple one. It was that his children would live in a world where people
would not be judged by their skin color, but by who they are. It was a dream of
peace. When Martin told his dream it became a turning point in American History.
Reflection: I think that I have improved my writing a lot since second grade. I've been able to type faster and spell better. My punctuation and vocabulary improved. Last of all, my writing ideas are better than two years ago.
Scott P. Grade 4
|My gift to the world would be
world peace, to stop hate and help the needy.
I would also try to find cures for sickness. I would try to make everyone happy.
I would try to stop prejudice and make people understand that being different does not matter. I would make sure that no child goes to bed hungry and has a safe place to call home.
Reflection: My handwriting has changed
in many ways. This is how:
Kristina P. Grade 3
|I want people to stop doing
drugs. I also want people to stop smoking because their lungs can turn black and
they can get lung cancer and die. I want more people to give money to the poor so
nobody can starve and live in the street.
Reflection: My handwriting has improved by writing neater and in cursive.
Alexis B. Grade 3