Keri Loughry’s classroom at Prospect Elementary School was filled with dreams Friday morning. Her first-graders concluded a weeklong study of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – including the civil rights leader’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech – by making posters of their own dreams.
There was a lot of writing, cutting and pasting going on as the students finished their posters. Each poster included a cloud on which students wrote their dream above a photo of themselves.
Valeeecia’s poster reflected a dream shared by several others: “I wish white people and black people can get along with each other,” she said.
Jacob’s dream: That homeless people will have homes.
Another: I wish that Dr. King was not shot.
The students’ completed posters are displayed in the hallway outside their classroom around a banner that proclaims “We Have a Dream.”
Mansfield City Schools buildings will be closed Monday for the federal holiday that recognizes the life and work of Dr. King.
Source: Mansfield City Schools