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August-Holiday ②

August 28th
Dream Day

I have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr.

マーティン・ルーサー・キングJrの有名な演説です。

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.
In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."
But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.
We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.
But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.
We cannot walk alone.
And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.
We cannot turn back.
There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by a sign stating: "For Whites Only." We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until "justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream."
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest -- quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.
Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."イ
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
But not only that:
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
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by teddybearclub | 2008-07-31 23:38 | Holiday

August-Holiday①

高学年の子ども達のカレンダーにはアメリカのHolidayを書き入れることにしました。
参考になる記事を載せておきます。

August 3rd National Watermelon Day

What is this Holiday for?
This holiday is for honoring and enjoying the great flavor of a juicy cold watermelon! So go get yourself a few and chill them up. Eat them sliced, maybe with a bit of salt sprinckled on top like many people like to eat it, or you can even blend them in drinks, as slushies.

Origin of this Holiday?
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!

August 4th National Friendship Day
The most pious relation two individuals can ever share is Friendship and Friendship Day is a special day dedicated to all the friends. The first Sunday of August is celebrated as the Friendship’s Day. To further strengthen the bond of Friendship, friends celebrate this day in a very special way to make each other feel really special.

August 6th Hiroshima Day

August 13th International Lefthanders Day
August 13 is designated International Lefthanders Day by Lefthanders International. It was first observed 13 August 1976. As its name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates their uniqueness and difference, who are from seven to ten percent of the world's population.
People who are left handed use their right brain, which appears to help in geometry, and related subjects. There also appears to be a connection between lefthandedness and intelligence.

August 16th Joke Day
When : Always August 16th
Let's get serious now. We are not kidding. Today is National Tell a Joke Day. We hope your day is filled with chuckles and laughs.
No doubt about it. Today, will be a fun-filled day, with lots of laughter. To fully participate and enjoy this day, just tell some jokes. You can do it in person, or pass along a few humorous emails. That's easy enough to do. The more jokes you tell, the more fun this day will be. We also encourage you to listen to many jokes today. Everybody is getting into the act, and in order to "tell a joke", someone has to be present to "listen to a joke". Happy National Tell a Joke Day.

The Origin of National Tell a Joke Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

August 19th
Potato Day

August 22nd
National Tooth Fairy Day
When : Always February 28th and/or August 22
National Tooth Fairy Day celebrates one of childhood's favorite visitors. The Tooth Fairy is an American tradition with European and superstitious roots.
Losing baby teeth is a sometimes traumatic experience for young children. Enter the world of the friendly, smiling and soothing Tooth Fairy. As a young child's first baby tooth becomes lose, the child often fears losing it. The promise of a visit from the tooth fairy and a gift, turns the occasion into something to look forward to. When the tooth finally falls out, mom cleans it off. It is often put it into a "tooth box". At bedtime, the child puts the tooth under his pillow. The tooth fairy comes after the child falls asleep. She takes the tooth and leaves a small gift, usually money. The tooth fairy leaves a gift every time the child loses a tooth.
Never fear: If the tooth is literally lost in some way, don't worry. The Tooth Fairy always knows, and will still leave a gift. She magically knows each time a baby tooth falls out, and will arrive that night , even if the child is away at grandmas, or on vacation.
Male or female? There is ongoing debate whether the the Tooth Fairy is a male or a female. But, it's pretty obvious. "She" is most definitely a female.
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by teddybearclub | 2008-07-31 23:15 | Holiday

Readingの力

Song

Small talk
Yesterday I went to school with my friend. We had a craft class. I made a postcard with a strawberry on it. It was fun.

On Sunday I went to a Safari park with my family. I cuddled with a baby lion. I was happy.

子ども達が話した内容をMary先生がホワイトボードに書き、それを子ども達は読み、またノートに写します。子ども達は書くのが早く、また上手になりました。
Mary先生はホワイトボードに書いた英語が読める子ども達にしきりに感心していました。

ORT: What a bad dog!
Readingの練習をしました。それぞれ家でCDを聞いてきているので、発音やリズムは問題ありませんでした。いくつか読みを忘れてしまった単語を抜き出して指導しました。
Readingのタイムを計りました。

Story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Caterpillarがたくさん食べるので、子ども達はわぁ~~とおもしろそうに食べ物の名前を一緒にrepeatしました。

Craft: Calendar August, 2008
8月のカレンダーを作りました。自分の好きな絵を描きました。
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by teddybearclub | 2008-07-31 20:59 | T3:30(P1-2)

Monster face

Song

Flashcards
フラッシュカードを使って"What is this?" "What color is it?" "How many ___ are there?"など質問します。
忘れてしまった単語や知らない単語が出てきたら、黙って首をかしげるのではなく、"I don't know."と言います。

Max and Millies Unit 12
それぞれ好きな形のeyes, nose, mouth, earsを切り抜いて、monster faceに貼っていきます。面白い顔ができました♪

Craft: Calendar August, 2008
時間がなくてできなかったので、宿題にしました。数字を1-31まで書く練習、またアルファベットを書く練習を兼ねて、いつも絵を描くところにアルファベットをいろいろな色のクレヨンで書けるようにうすく鉛筆で下書きをしたものを用意しました。
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by teddybearclub | 2008-07-31 20:47 | T10:35(Toddler)

お休みです

子ども達のそれぞれの予定が重なったので、お休みになりました。振替レッスンは月曜日の5:00pmのクラスにて行います。
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by teddybearclub | 2008-07-31 10:00 | T4:30(P5-6)

Alphabet

Song

Flashcards
What's it? What color is it? Hoa many___?

Max and Millies' Unit 15
Count 1-5

Craft: Calendar August, 2008
Uppercase A-Z

Game: Alphabet puzzle
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by teddybearclub | 2008-07-30 20:39 | W3:00(K1-3)

工場見学

Small talk
On Sunday I had competition for Kendo. We were in a team for five people. We competed against an older team. We lost a match.

Yesterday I went to the brewery with my friend and her family. We smelled the hops. We had a craft time and made wooden pen stands. It was fun but smelled bad.
ビール工場はbreweryといいます。子どもがビール工場に行くの?とMary先生が驚いていました。かまぼこ工場の予定だったはずですが、違っていたみたいです。先週のSmall talkと話が合わなくなってしまいました。

ORT: The Play
Reading

Craft: Calendar August, 2008
アメリカのHolidayをいくつかカレンダーに書き入れました。
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by teddybearclub | 2008-07-30 20:16 | W5:00(P4)

妖精ごっこ

Small talk

Today I watched the Pokemon movie with my mother and brother. It was good. On Saturday and Sunday I went to see my brother's soccer game. It was fun.

Today I played "Fairy" with my friend at home. I pretended to be the weather fairy. My friend's brother was my "Enemy". we fought. It was fun.
妖精ごっこーお天気の妖精ごっこをしたそうです。ごっこ遊びは想像力を豊かにしますね。

Today I played with my friend at her house. We played with water guns. I ate ice cream. It was fun!

ORT: The Dream
Reading

Craft: Calendar August, 2008
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by teddybearclub | 2008-07-30 20:08 | W4:00(P3-4)

引き分け

Small talk
On Saturday I went to Hawaii for one week. I went to the beach and saw a turtle. I saw many fishes and corals. I went shopping with my family. It was fun.

On Saturday I went to *** with my mother and dance teammate. We performed a dance at the park. I got snacks after the dance from my friend's mother. It was fun.

On Saturday I played a soccer game. We played 3 games. We lost 2 games and tied one. After the game we got a notebook and a towel. It was fun.

ORT: The Play
new words

Craft: Calendar August, 2008
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by teddybearclub | 2008-07-28 20:51 | M4:00(P3-4)

屋外プール

Song
On Sunday I went to the outdoor pool with my other and father. It was fun.

On Sunday I went to see the Pokemon movie with my dad and brother.
Small talk

ORT: A New Dog
Reading

What a bad dog
new words

Story: Biscuit's Picnic

Game: Alphabet puzzle
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by teddybearclub | 2008-07-28 20:51 | T3:30(P1-2)