‘I have a dream’ – Artwork from Joy Marie Quernemoen’s first graders at Aspen Elementary School. Photo Courtesy LAPS
Los Alamos Public Schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We look forward to honoring the legacy of Dr. King as a school community during this National Day of Service. Many students and staff from all of our schools will be engaging in activities to make a meaningful difference in the world on this special day.
Teachers across the district have engaged their students in projects related to MLK Day. At Barranca Mesa Elementary School, first grade teacher Eva Grant-Trujillo is helping her students learn more about Dr. King and community service by watching an animated educational video called, “Our Friend, Martin.” “The class is also reading books about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and discussing the differences between how people were treated long ago versus present day,” said Grant-Trujillo. In addition, her students will create a timeline of his life and also construct a paper version of MLK where they will write his dream along with their own dreams.