Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Soooooo overdue! This is just a recap on some of the activities we did in my classroom for Martin Luther King Day.  We did a lot of writing that went along with some free TpT resources, mainly booklets.

Some videos that I'd recommend to show classes are a Student-made video and a Animated "I have a dream". Both were very informative and got the kids talking. From there we started by first outlining living conditions then and what MLK wanted to change.  After we wrote about that, we did a class brainstorm on people today who need help and then we tried to dream BIG to think of how we would want to help them.

He was thinking about preventing animal abuse.
Most of this post will just be pictures of their work.  Some were incredibly creative and others definitely pulled at your heart strings.

I won't share some of the more serious ones to protect their privacy, but there was definitely some mature thinking.  We talked about the death penalty, health care, animal abuse and social security to name a few things!  I have no doubt that my students will go on to really make a difference if their hearts are so big already!

Will have more posts soon--including pictures of my new smartboard!! :)

1 comment:

  1. What a great activity to do with your kids! Looks like they had some really deep thoughts on it. Good work, Mrs. Kietzman! :)