Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities

Here are a few pictures of Friday’s MLK, Jr. activities that we did.  The art activity has been on other blogs, but I didn’t use the directions.  I gave the kids paper and step-by-step told them what to cut out.  I love them!

After the art activity, each child had to write a “I Have A Dream” speech.  As you can see from these pictures, there was some thought put into many of them.  Some of the speeches include things such as a cure for cancer, a woman president, stop littering, and a stop to bullying.  I have a couple of favorites – one says that criminals should change their act if they want to see God and the other one talks about dreaming that she and her sister would get along and they will guide each other step by step. 

I have to say that I had another good day today.  I really enjoy these days because I actually feel like the students are learning.  The teachers at my school are on edge.  With the new evaluation system, we are all awaiting our “pop-in” evaluation visit.  It would be nice if we had a smaller time frame – we have been told it could happen between now and the end of March.
I have uploaded a new 1st Grade Treasures unit on Teachers Pay Teachers.  It is for Unit 5, Week 1.  The story is Olivia.  Click on the picture below to go to it.

Have a great week!


Miss Foote said...

I love this craftivity! We did it last week. Happy Tuesday. Congrats on the 100 followers!

Chickadee Jubilee

Lisa at Stories From Second said...

We did the same craftivity/I have a dream speech as well last week! Like you, I loved how unique they all were!
Stories From Second

Sandy said...

We did the exact same activity and writing! So funny! And I posted it on my blog today too! Great minds think alike! :) And your kids were so thoughtful with their responses!!! You should check out some of my kids' "dreams". :) I love those days when you feel like the kids are learning and it's a very productive day! Those days are the best. I hope you have another great day tomorrow!

Heather's Heart said...

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