Saturday, February 22, 2014
Using PebbleGo, we learned about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The students then wrote facts they learned on a Bubble Map. They then chose five facts that they found the most interesting or important and added them to a handprint graphic organizer.
Monday, January 21, 2013
In Social Studies the students have been learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We read several books about his life and accomplishments as well as using PebbleGo as a source. The students recorded information on a Circle Map. They then chose five facts that they learned about his life and added it to a handprint graphic organizer.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and as a part of our Social Studies lessons, the students wrote their own dreams. We discussed how Dr. King believed that all people should be treated fairly and judged not by the color of skin but by their actions. After writing their dreams, the students recorded them using Audacity software. You can listen to the podcast with the player below or download it from our podcasting site hosted by PodBean.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Last week we learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to society. As we read various books about him and created timelines of his life, we added information to a class Circle Map. The students then created their own Circle Map of important information. They then used these Circle Maps to write five facts about him on a multicultural handprint. We then displayed the hands on the bulletin board along with a timeline of his life that I got from a Time magazine a few years ago.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Last week as a precursor to writing about Martin Luther King, Jr., the students created Bubble Maps in computer lab to show what they had learned. They created the Bubble Maps using the software Kidspiration.
Friday, January 14, 2011
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the students wrote their dreams and recorded them using Audacity software. These might bring a tear to your eye! The students came up with the ideas all on their own. Click below to listen to their dreams. You can download the podcast to your computer or phone through our class podcasting site.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Today we began our study of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We read Martin's Big Words to read about the history and important contributions of Dr. King's life. As we read the book we discussed good character and how we should treat one another. After reading about the events of his life, the students read, sorted, and ordered the key events into a timeline on a sentence strip.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
As a reminder, school will not be in session on Monday, January 18th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This week we have been reading various books about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to society. In particular, we have been focusing on the character trait of fairness. Through art and writing, the students are expressing their "dreams" for the future. Here are a few of the students' "dreams":
- to go to the moon
- to plant trees and flowers over the entire world
- to give people love
- to help children get food
- to give everyone clothes
- to treat everyone the same no matter what