Martin Luther King Jr.

January 12, 2007

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential civil rights activits in American history. We will celebrate his accomplishments on Monday, January 15th (Martin Luther King Day). Please follow the link below to learn a little about Dr. Martin Luther King. After visiting the site, I would like for you to consider the following questions:

How would you have felt as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, as he stood up for what he believed in? What would have been running through your head? Would you be scared? If so, why?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I have a dream speech” on August 28th, 1963. What is your dream for this country or for you in terms of equality?

Wikipedia’s Post on Dr. Martin Luther King:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.


Happy New Year!

January 4, 2007

With the changing new year, many people make new year’s resolutions. One of my new year’s resolutions is to play more basketball and read more books on bettering myself as a teacher. I know what the kids in my class are saying,”but Mr. Fowler… you couldn’t possibly be a better teacher; we love school!” Well, thanks kids, but I could always use more practice!

Although we have not talked a lot about new year’s resolutions, I was wondering what type of resolutions you might have. However, I don’t want to hear about how you want to do more homework in 2007 (don’t worry… I’ll make sure you do), or how you want to treat your brother better, or even how you want to buy Mr. Fowler MSU basketball tickets. I want to know what you can do in 2007 in order to have great character.

What are some small things you can do on a daily basis to be a better person? Perhaps you might want to help your friend in school with his times table, maybe you want to hold the door for a friend or teacher, or perhaps you want to shovel a neighbor’s driveway whenever it decides to snow. I invite you to post your ideas here. Maybe you might be able to inspire other people with your ideas!