Sing to the tune:
"He Has the Whole World in His Hands"
Martin Luther King had a dream,
Martin Luther King had a dream,
Martin Luther King had a dream,
He had the whole world in his dream.

He had *
(student's name) and _________
in his dream.
He had __________ and _____________
in his dream
He had _________ and _____________
in his dream,
He had the whole world in his dream.


*Hold up flash cards with students' names on them for the kids to read as you sing the song.
Hall Display Art Project~
After reading
Happy Birthday Martin Luther King
to my class we make a chart listing things that my students think ALL children might like.  I give each of my students a generic person pattern (with arms stretched out) to decorate to look like themselves.  I give them each a T-Shirt pattern that fits over the pattern and I write  "We all like to__________" on each shirt.  Student's glue the shirt to their self-pattern.   While students decorate their pattern I go around to each student and have them tell me something they thing "All" kids like to do (have friends, go to recess, etc.) and I write their response on a post it note for the student to copy to the T-Shirt.  I hang them in a long line down the hall so that it looks like the children are holding hands.  Above it is the caption that says,
"We Are One And The Same" I also hang a poster next to it of Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech. 
Click HERE to visit a web page full of ideas to use with the book, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING.
January