Earlier this week the Butterflies talked a little about who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was and why he was an important person. We read the book, Martin's Big Words, to help us learn about what Martin was like as a child and about what he did when he grew up. The concepts of discrimination and hatred are difficult ones for children this age to understand. And that's a good thing. The concepts of treating everyone with kindness and respect and of using peaceful conflict resolution to solve our differences are easier for them to understand because we practice these at Fairville every day. After we read about Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech, the children told me their dreams about what they wanted to be or do when they grew up or about what they thought people should do to be nice to each other. They drew illustrations of their dreams on squares of paper and I "sewed" the squares into a dream quilt. It is hanging in our classroom. Stop in and read about their hopes and dreams.