We also did a lot with MLK Jr. this week. We read Martin's Big Words. We made a graphic organizer about what he did, what he wanted, and who he was. Then we created portraits of him. I have had this project for years, put while perusing Pinterest, saw how Cara @ The First Grade Parade added the yellow. Oh how the picture popped!
Underneath the picture we wrote:
1. What Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream was.
2. What our dream is.
3. The first step we were going to take to make that dream happen.
Tomorrow we are going to compare/contrast the inside and outside of a brown and white egg.
And finally we worked on more American Symbols. Whenever I start a new unit, I like to do a KWL chart and also have the kids do a picture walk. I attach a picture to a big piece of paper and then students walk from picture to picture adding thoughts and questions. This time, instead of keeping the giant paper and random writings I condensed it into more usable information. And now we can go back and add more thoughts or change our beginning thinking.
|Our picture walk. Students write all over the big paper.|
Some of what they know is pretty impressive. Some of the questions cracked me up! One student wanted to know if Mt. Rushmore had the rest of the president's bodies on the other side.
|Uncle Sam Book|
We finally got to add information to our Symbols book. One chickadee has labeled it the Uncle Sam book, because it is made to look like Uncle Sam's hat. First we learned about a symbol, the flag. Then we drew our own sketch and added information in our books.
|US Flag Information Poster|