Rockford teacher organizes kindergarten activities to recognize MLK Day

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Many students will be off school Monday to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

One Kindergaten teacher at Bloom Elementary School is making sure her students understand the meaning behind the holiday.

In preparation for MLK Day, Amie Walker taught her students about racial equality by doing different activities all week long.

On Friday, the children engaged in an experiment with brown and white eggs where the shells symbolized our skin color. The students also took a photo with their hands together to make a shape of a heart.

"Everybody is important and everybody's relevant. We start our mornings with morning hugs, we see no color and we try to do that as much as possible," said Bloom Elementary School teacher Amie Walker. "When Dr. Martin Luther King comes arond and we stary to talk about him it all kind of comes together where they see that our character is the most important thing."

Walker hopes her students will love one another based on character rather than skin color.