This morning at meeting, we sang our new traditional Friday song, “Aloha Friday.”
It’s Aloha Friday
No school ‘till Monday
Doo-pee Doo-pee doo-pee doo-pee doo-pee doo-pee doo
And then realized we wouldn’t be here Monday because of the holiday. Hank and Zadie, who were visiting today had just gone to the Lincoln Memorial yesterday to watch students recite the I have a dream speech. They explained a bit about who Martin Luther King Junior was and why we would have a holiday to honor him.
We also talked about the values Dr. King helped to teach: treating people with kindness and respect, treating everyone as an equal, and not judging people by their appearances. We explained that some people do community service or other kindnesses on MLK day, and we linked these values to our discussions about the homeless men and women who are taking shelter at the church.
Later, we read a story called Strictly No Elephants. The book beautifully illustrates the importance of inclusiveness, compassion, and friendship. Afterward we had a discussion about what it means to be a friend, and Sally explained,
“Friendship means you help and share, being kind, respecting everyone. You don’t leave anybody behind.”
Happy Friday, everyone. Enjoy the holiday weekend.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.