Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Celebrating Ruby Bridges with a little giveaway!


Yesterday we observed Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday and classrooms are buzzing this week with "I Have A Dream" sentiments.  I absolutely love having conversations with my little first graders about diversity and how we can change the world...one small step at a time.

I most definitely want to keep the momentum going this month with a strong focus on fairness, equality, and courage so I created a new unit on another heartfelt hero that our kids can definitely appreciate!

I grew up with Ruby Bridges as my role model.
I still get butterflies when I hear her name mentioned in conversations.  Meeting her in person is on my bucket list.
I want to give my first graders a better understanding of Ruby and her historical significance and this little unit is definitely going to help me do that.

Before we read about Ruby, we will ask a few questions-
We will also brainstorm and infer-
Then we will follow our daily close reading routine throughout the remainder of the week-


Sample Vocabulary Poster from the unit: 
Ruby had a nickname: "Ruby the Brave!"
I plan on having the kids use that topic to write about their new learning.
I also want to use our inferring lesson on "building bridges" to springboard another writing session.  I thought this image was awesome to spotlight our message on diversity! 
Let's have a giveaway!

Who is your hero?

Leave your comment & email below and 
I will pick a few winners later this week!

 Can't wait?  Click on the image above to purchase my unit from my TPT store.


Here's to teachers ALWAYS making a difference!
XOXO,

10 comments:

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  2. Who is my hero.....My student who had brain surgery to remove a tumor on Sunday. They found it on Friday afternoon. He has been so positive & brave.

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    1. Debbie, that is so touching! I am praying for your student and a speedy recovery.
      Check your email! xoxo

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  3. You already know my hero!!! Thanks Julie for inspiring me every time I read your blog.
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Alyce

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    1. Alyce,
      You sure do know how to tug on my heartstrings!
      I love you to pieces sweet friend!
      Thank you so much!
      xoxo

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  4. My hero is my sister! She has been through so many ups and downs and she has always maintained a calm and positive attitude.

    breedesousa@yahoo.com

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  5. My hero is my mom...although she is no longer with us, I admired everything she did and her positive attitude in the face of adversity. Makes me seem a) lazy and b) a whiner in comparison...

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  6. Congrats to Alyce, Suzy Q. Sabrina and Debbie on winning!
    Ruby is on her way!
    Check your emails ladies!!!

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  7. Sorry to have missed the giveaway but I'm putting it on my wish list. :) I'll still answer the question. My hero is my husband and all those who are in the military. They give up a lot to protect us and allow us to live free and how we want!

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  8. This looks like a really cool lesson to adapt for a school counselor (like myself). Thanks for sharing!

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