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We did not have school in Martin Luther King Jr day, so we spent the rest of the week celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.  We started by watching a Reading Rainbow reading of a picture book about Martin Luther King Jr.  Then we created an anchor chart and wrote about what our dream is.  (“My dream is that everybody would get along.”  “My dream is that people all would be nice.”  “My dream is my brother would be nice to me”)

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Finally we watched a Martin Luther King Jr. video on Brain Pop Jr, and played a sequencing game where we put parts of MLK’s life back into the correct order.

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We celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. in our K-1 All-Stars class today.  We learned the importance of treating each other as we would like to be treated, and the importance of the “golden rule”.  First we watched the reading rainbows version of Martin Luther King Jr. by David A. Adler.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC-RyrakaQM]

 

We discussed how MLK changed the world for a better place and filled out an anchor chart to illustrate what we’ve learned.  The anchor chart displays I got from Eberhart’s Explorers teachers pay teacher’s store.  The MLK unit is free to download.  After we filled out our Anchor chart, we read an I Have a Dream, for poetry reading.  Students had fun highlighting sight words.

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Finally we wrote about what our dream (we’ve been learning about the letter Dd in phonics!) was for the world to be a better place.  Students also used hand paint to help illustrate their dream.  These cool printouts came from Teaching First’s blog.

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