In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 21, students at Summit Christian Academy remembered King and the legacy he left on the nation.
Katelyn Wilfong, kindergarten teacher at SCA, did a hands-on project days before the federal holiday with the five-and six-year-olds in her class. Students were encouraged to study the exterior of a number of eggs brought to class, which included various sizes and colors. They spent time observing and then reporting on the similarities and differences of the eggs. Wilfong then allowed the students to crack the eggs into a bowl to let them see that though the exteriors were different, all the eggs looked exactly the same on the inside.
“God created us each one to be a little different on the outside, but we are all the same on the inside,” Wilfong said. “We all have to look past what we see and remember that on the inside we are all God’s children.”
Second-grade teacher, Melanie Casey, shared with students that her father went to school with Martin Luther King, Jr. at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. She brought in a collection of personal family photos to share with students in the three second-grade classes. Casey encouraged students to think big, as King did, about the world they live in and write out their “dreams” for the future. Dreams ranged from a world full of people who didn’t sin, to becoming the first woman president, to a world where everyone got along and learned about God.