On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, second graders learn about respect

By | January 20, 2011

Dee Geurts-Bengston, Julie Massey, Lynette Green and Theresa Refsguard presented several skits illustrating rude behavior. Students then put on their respectacles and the skits were re-enacted, this time showing respect for each other. Students were asked to talk about the differences in behavior and how they could apply the lessons to their lives.


A second grader at Notre Dame School in De Pere puts on a pair of sunglasses called “respectacles” during a classroom presentation on respect for others Jan. 17. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

“I love what they do with the kids,” said Six, a graduate of St. Norbert who has had college representatives present the lesson for all three years. “The importance of this is that it’s teaching them about respect. They get to voice their opinion and figure out what could have been done differently so they make sure nobody is left out or excluded.”

The St. Norbert volunteers discussed King’s “I Have A Dream” speech and told the students that respecting others is one way to keep his dream alive.

St. Norbert College representatives also provided community service experiences at other locations including the St. Vincent de Paul Store, Paul’s Pantry and NEW Community Shelter.

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