This morning, after doing a limited amount of desk work and practicing violins, my two pupils and I headed downtown to our area's Martin Luther King Annual Parade.
While I understand that a parade may not seem inherently educational, MLK's presence was all over the place in banners, and pictures and references. For example, we saw a garbage truck covered in a banner showing a picture of guardsman and older garbage trucks in 1968 in Memphis, the event attended by MLK prior to his assassination. To enhance our experience we had read the simple but informative picture book, Martin's Big Words the evening before. It told about this event and others in MLK's life.
|Waiting for the parade to start|
|Here it comes!|
To top things off, after the parade we met my husband for a little downtown lunch date. If there's one thing I miss about full-time employment, it is the restaurant lunch. It was a treat.