What a week! PHEW! It's done. We had 3 (2 hour delays) due to extreme cold and snow. And you know how that weighs on the kiddos and their "on task" behaviors. I did manage to "teach" a few great lessons that complimented our Heroes in History unit. Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, and our favorite, MLK. Today, I made this little topper to go on our bulletin board in the hallway. After an inspiring week of teaching about empathy, compassion, and forgiveness, this was a little icing on the cake!
MLKjr: Week in Pictures!
|We did my version of a Museum Walk before introducing our Heroes in History by looking at the covers of the books in the baskets.|
Students who had some prior knowledge on any of the 3 famous figures would record their thoughts on a post-it and then place it on the matching poster.
|I just love the interactive online Scholastic Weekly Reader. CCSS aligned with videos, games, and key vocabulary at your fingertips!|
Thank you Miss Latoya Reed for sharing your wonderful follow-up MLK unit for FREE on TPT. The kids loved recording their MLK adjectives/verbs on the bubble map.
I borrowed Deanna Jump's idea and the kiddos called this our "EGGSperiment".
What a gentle yet powerful teaching lesson on diversity!
I was so proud of the enormous amount of text-to-world connections the children were making. I couldn't pass that up so I made this template for us to record on.
If you would like a copy, click here for the download.
Room 102 sure does have HEART!
These first graders will change the world someday!
Big hearts, Big Dreams!
And if that wasn't enough, Quincy the Questioning Owl was hired in at the Critter Cafe this week. He is teaching us how to ask great questions as we read!
I've tied in all areas of ELA to include Quincy, including our Spelling words for the week and everything else I could find that had the (wh) hunk and chunk in it!!
I love Scholastic's Big Flip Book of graphic organizers for reading comprehension. The story elements butterfly was a perfect fit this week!
What a short week, but a great week for learning! Have a wonderful weekend my dear, sweet friends! I am off to see my better half tonight!