Today’s Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration used a phrase from the book The Wolf at Twilight: An Indian Elder’s Journey through a Land of Ghosts and Shadows, by Kent Nerburn, as the theme. North Branch is always in session on this day, so that students can learn more about non-violence and Dr. King. Here is the passage from Mr. Nerburn’s book that inspired today’s theme:
But what I say is true for all the children – the children of your people and my people and all the people in the world. We need to help them set their feet on the path of kindness so they do not raise their hands in violence against each other.
School opened today with a brief assembly. Students paired up with their book buddies, and heard a little bit about what the day would hold. We also sang two songs: