Wednesday, February 12, 2014

What a Slacker... And a Valentine's Day Freebie!

I kinda cringe every time I look at the last time I posted... Geesh. My New Year's resolution was to be better about posting here, but alas, things get in the way!

I don't know about you all, but all these snow days and testing have left me feeling so behind at school! But we HAVE been doing some awesome work with the Civil Rights Movement, and we are venturing into studying slavery next. A couple years ago I started doing research projects on famous African-Americans, and those always turn out AMAZING! I'm excited to get those going in a week or two.

We studied Martin Luther King, Jr. and all the ways in which he's shaped how we live today.

We started out by making a schema map about MLK:

We completed the I Have a Dream craftivity by A Cupcake for the Teacher and they turned out awesome!

I just love the writing my students did to go along with their art:

We read about MLK, Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges, and created webs about them:

Tomorrow we are going to a theatre performance about MLK, Rosa, and Harriet Tubman. Can't wait!

We also got a few DonorsChoose projects funded... Amazing! This is the cover one of my kiddos made for our thank you letters:

(We had many hardcover copies of favorite books donated... Hence all the book characters. Can you tell my kiddos love Mo Willems?!)

And, if you're looking for something to use with your students for Valentine's Day, I have this freebie in my shop for you!

Just click the picture to grab it for yourself.

Happy Wednesday!
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