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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Activities for Celebrating with Your Kids

Math Class

Every Friday afternoon, Ms. Parker handed back the Thursday math quizzes done by the fifth-graders at the Martin Luther King Jr elementary school. She'd make some general comments about how the class did, and then stroll the aisles of the classroom picking up individual students' work.

"This is a good example of a bad calculation right here," she said, pointing to Jennifer's paper. "What Jennifer should have done, and hopefully will do correctly next week..."

As she spoke, Jennifer lowered her head in shame. Some of the other students snickered. Sarah passed a note to her friend Amy.

"I am so sick of her picking on kids," Sarah wrote. "Ms. Parker shouldn't call attention to people's mistakes in front of everybody. I'm going to talk to her. It's not fair!"

"Aren't we brave," Amy wrote back. "And stupid, too. Don't say anything or she'll give you a bad grade. You can't change a teacher; you're just a kid!"

If you were Sarah, what would you do? What would Dr. King do?



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