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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Inspires Yorktown Students

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Earlier this month, as people throughout the country remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his inspiring message of tolerance, respect and helping others, teachers and students in the Yorktown Central School District focused on his life and words.

Students throughout the district watched videos, read texts and created their own inspiring messages.

“We brainstormed ideas about our dream for the world, just like MLK’s dream,” said second-grade teacher Margaret Daddona. “We thought about our Desires for the world, how we want to be Remembered, what we will stand up for like Equality, how we can make America a better place, and any Movements we would start or join to improve the world and our lives.”

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Her students, she added, talked of peace, keeping the Earth clean, creating a safe environment to live in, loving others and yourself, and being kind.

Another second class, led by Joanne Brancati, culminated its learning sessions by creating heart-felt artwork about their dreams for the world. They were inspired by Dr. King’s quote: “Love is the key to the problems of the world” from the book, “Martin’s Big Words.”

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