On the Friday before Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I asked my
fifth-graders if they knew why we had the day off. One suggested,
“To celebrated MLK’s birthday.”
To be honest, for a ten-year-old that wasn’t bad.
“No,” another piped in, “It’s cuz he fought for blacks’ rights.”
“Good and you’re 100 percent correct.” I replied. Let’s call the
child who piped up with that answer Isaiah. He’s perceptive and
often sees the big picture.