I just wanted to share what we'll be doing on Monday to honor MLKj. I have a confession to make and that is when I was a child I was a little obsessed with Martin Luther King Jr. A little. My mom reads this blog and she's probably saying, "A little?!" right now. Because it might have been more than a little. As in- we once took a family to the home where he was born and the memorial site set up for him in Atlanta.
So, even though I'd love to be home on Monday, I'm also excited about teaching and learning about MLKj at school with my kiddos.
On the agenda is...
1.) MLKj flippy book for morning work!
2.) Reading A to Z book about his life... I'll be using the three different leveled readers to have my kiddos work in partners to read about him. Our 3rd graders will also be making a fact wheel about his life after reading the book.
3.) Doing a group coloring type project from Marygrove's MLKj Day download freebie! We're going to have our kiddos work together to accomplish the coloring and re-assembling of the picture and then *hopefully* we'll have time for them to do a little writing.
4.) Watching the Brainpopjr about MLKj's life.
5.) Reading this book:
And then we are attending the reading of a reader's theater about the event in that book... I *think* that the 5th grade teacher who's class is performing the RT wrote it! They were practicing in the library on Friday while my kiddos were taking their spelling tests on Spelling City and it sounded like it will be a great show!
That will pretty much wrap up my ELA block on Monday! Hopefully my kiddos will leave my classroom more aware and informed so they can help make our world a better place!