Rather than just wishing you all well while my children and I enjoy our day off ~ and enjoy they are, after a late night watching football last night, they JUST woke up, which is a small miracle in our house~ I asked their very expert opinions on why we have today off.
I hope they don't disgrace me. My plan is to use direct quotes.
The Boy: 'Cause it's Martin Luther King Day. He helped colored people get better rights and it wasn't just all African American either. It was people from other countries. ~I was a little taken aback by his use of 'colored people', but I said direct quotes.
The Girl: It's Martin Luther King Day. He helped people to get to do the same thing like blacks and whites.
Here are a few free resources I found to use with my class: