South Orangetown Central School District

Leading up to the federal holiday in his honor, William O. Schaefer Elementary School students have been learning about civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. through read-alouds, hands-on activities and interactive lessons.

Below, Liane Kolesar’s kindergarten class reads Monica Clark-Robinson’s book, “Let the Children March,” about the Birmingham Children’s Crusade and Alison Costello’s students explore highlights of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. and share their own dreams for peace during a library lesson with Celine Zatarga.

As a reminder, schools are closed on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Kindergarten students viewing an image from "Let the Children March"