During the month of January, our first graders spent time in music class learning about Freedom Songs. We talked about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and why we celebrate him each year in our community and around the world. We read the book "Sometimes People March" by Tessa Allen. This book is a great place to begin a conversation around the many peaceful ways that people can stand up for what they believe in and the power that songs can hold. Students talked about the ways that sharing songs can make us feel strong and connected with other people. Two classes shared some of these songs on the morning announcements and said they felt "famous" knowing that the whole school watched them sing!