Teaching Peace and Kindness

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Martin+Luther+King+Jr+PNGToday is the day that our nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. As a teacher, it is made even more special because it’s an added day that I can be home with my kids. In school, many children have completed activities to acknowledge MLK. Just because today is a day off from school, it doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Even though my oldest child is just shy of turning 3, I plan on using this day off as a learning experience. Today is a great opportunity to teach our children about peace and kindness. There are tons of great books to read and activities to be done at home with your children, as well as several local Fairfield County events that spread MLK’s message.

Local Events for Monday, January 18, 2016:

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Family Day Celebration: Bruce Museum, Greenwich

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport

Martin Luther King Day – Peace, Love and Understanding: Westport Historical Society, Westport

Renewing the Dream – Hope in Today’s Times: West Rocks Middle School, Norwalk

MLK Day of Service – Letters for Troops: Darien Library, Darien

Honor His Dream – Martin Luther King Jr. DayWilton Historical Society, Wilton

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The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. 

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King 

Martin Luther King Jr.: A Picture

Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 8.48.16 PMArts and Crafts:

We’re the Same, Yet Different 

I Have a Dream Clouds

Dream Acrostic Poem

Dove of Peace

What will you do today to spread peace and kindness with your children?

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Michelle is the Owner and Editor of Fairfield County Mom and Westchester County Mom. She has spent her entire life in Fairfield County, growing up in Norwalk and now residing in Fairfield, CT. Michelle married her husband Chris in October of 2008. Before motherhood, she thought she was busy, but now life with her son Shane (March 2011), twins, Blake and Brynn (June 2013), Carl the French bulldog, and Hank the Lab; the meaning of hectic has been redefined! Michelle is also a working mom, teaching at a local public school. When she’s not doing laundry, creating lesson plans, and picking up toys, Michelle enjoys hosting her book club, watching Bravo TV, eating dark chocolate and enjoying an extra large glass of wine.

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