This is such a great day to talk about being kind to ALL people and treating others equally. My friend, Cherie, had a great idea about using lollipops. I asked all of the students with short hair to stand up, and said they each could have a lollipop (I didn't hand them out yet). I asked if this was fair to the students with long hair. They all agreed: NO. Then I said only the boys could have a lollipop, and again we agreed this wasn't equal. We talked about how Martin Luther King gave a very important speech wanting fairness for all people no matter how long their hair was, if they were a boy or girl, or what color of their skin was. They all agreed, this was a really positive thing (especially if it meant lollipops for everyone at the end :). I made a little worksheet where they could draw a picture of what their dream for our world is. Some understood this concept, and some of them were thinking about a special wish that they had.
This is a photo that I showed the students.
This wish was for a rainbow in her house.
This student drew a picture of a sad person, and him giving food to help him. :)