Monkey's school (a non-denominational Jewish day school, if you haven't been reading long) had a big program in preparation for MLK day. For a week kindergartners read stories about MLK, civil rights, Jackie Robinson, protest marches, separate drinking fountains, and probably other things Monkey forgot to mention. For most of the week preceding MLK day she went around singing "If you miss me from the back of the bus..." and our dinner conversations were often about segregation and injustice. Last day of the week before the holiday, the whole school had an event-- all classes came together and made large banners with their hand prints and words like justice, equality, kindness, and fairness written on them. The banners hanged in the school hallway when I came for pickup that day, so that was pretty self-evident. What I didn't realize is that they had a sort of a civil rights march recreation in there, with all kids making their own signs to bring to the event. Monkey's came home a few days ago with a bunch of her other school work from recent weeks.
If you are not great at reading "guess and go" spelling, it says "Please change the rules!!!" What a polite little protester I have there. I think we might have to talk about the concepts of righteous indignation and demanding what's right at some point in the future.