Sunday, January 10, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr.-What I'm Teaching This Week.



Well, we made it! That first week was a tough one wasn't it?! I am so happy it's the weekend. Definitely time to rest and recharge! I love to binge watch some Netflix shows lately. I just finished Jane the Virgin and Odd Mom Out. Both were SUPER funny! Are you watching anything good these days?

This week we will be learning all about MLK. I have been teaching this topic for a few years now and I always try and find the best way to get the message across to the little ones. Last year I found this great blog post about using different color eggs showing how we are all the same on the inside.  You can read about that activity {{HERE}}. I will be using this same activity to start off our week. 

One of my favorite books to read is Martin's Big Words



This book shows how Martin used his words to change the world and, what an impact he had on equal rights. My students are always so intrigued about how life was like back then and how it makes them feel.

Once we finish reading this book we make an anchor chart with facts about MLK. We fill it with important dates and events that happened in his lifetime. I also use this topic to introduce timelines to my students.  During the week, the students will be identifying dates and putting them in order. 

Here are few examples of the different ones I will be using
This one comes from my newest flip book. If you would like to use it, grab it RIGHT HERE

This one the students have 2 options. To cut and glue these dates in order on the template below OR I may give some the timeline with the dates and they can write what events happen.


In my guided reading groups, we are going to be using these biography books



We will be using graphic organizers to gather important facts and turn those into a writing activity






Yesterday I created another flip book for my students! They really love to make them this year.

                                               Here is the timeline page I showed above
                      On this page, students will read the events I have listed and match it to the picture


     This page will be used as an assessment for me to see how much they have learned this week.

                       All the pages listed in this post can be found in my MLK printables pack
click the cover to see it in my shop.

For literacy centers this week I will be using many activities from this pack to work on
ABC order
Vocabulary
Writing Sentences
Syllable sort 

I also have the scrambled sentence set from Teaching With Love and Laughter about MLK

We are also working on contractions this week. I will be using this memory game in one of my centers



It is sure to be another packed week with fun activities. Do you do anything special to talk about MLK in your classroom? I would love to hear about it!

2 comments:

  1. So I have been following you on IG for awhile and I'm not sure why I have never linked into your profile before now but I just want to say
    W-O-W!!! Thank you. I teach a full day PreK4 class and I'm always looking for new ideas to teach the same old stuff. I ❤️ all of your MLK plans. I different eggs is such a "lightbulb" idea. ( why didn't I think of that?) ️so again, thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas 😊

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I am so glad you stopped by :)I am so glad I sparked some ideas for you. Have a great week!

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