Monday was Martin Luther King Day, so Toby’s class have been learning about the great man. Here’s the conversation I had with him on the subject:

Me: Toby, did you learn about someone special at school today?
Toby: Yes
Me: Who was it, do you remember?
Toby: I don’t know
Me: Was it Martin Luther King?
Toby: No, it was Martin Luther King Junior
Me: That’s right. He was a special man. Do you remember what was special about him?
Toby: He was black
Me: Um, yes he was. And he said some very wise things, didn’t he?
Toby: Yes, he had a big party and it was green
Me: And he said everyone should be friends
Toby: Yes, everyone should go to school together with good sharing

So I think he got to the point in the end. In their classroom they made footprints (to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Junior) on which the teachers had written what the kids said they would do to make the world a better place. Toby’s unprompted suggestion was “I would share my trains”.

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