Breck students participate in All-School Read-In
Students in grades preschool through 12th grade joined together for an All-School Read-In January 8 in preparation for Breck's Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium on January 22.
The students partnered across grade levels to read Martin's Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport. The students explored Martin's "big words" and reflected on the book through conversation, writing, and art.
"We wanted to do an all-school read so that our students and teachers had a shared experience as a community as they reflect on MLK's legacy and the work that remains today," said Alexis Kent, organizer of today's read-in, Middle School chaplain, and head of the religion department.
"We have such a unique opportunity to do something like this - for teachers and students," added Kim Schafer, Lower School Instructor. "It kind of chokes me up to see how the older students work with the younger students. It's a thing of beauty and something we are so lucky to be able to do."
Students were sent home with a guidance sheet for families that explained the book as well as the events surrounding the upcoming MLK Symposia. Lower School students also received a copy of the book.
Art from today's event will be on display in the chapel links throughout the week of January 22. For more information on how you can participate in Breck's MLK symposia and information on the visit by Dr. Eboo Patel, visit us online at breckschool.org/eboo-patel.
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