Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I have a Dream

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream.  Students learned about this American Hero and his dream around Martin Luther King Day.  Today I finally put up the bulletin board!  We really did not do it that long ago, but with all the snow days, it feels like ages.
After learning about Martin Luther King Jr. students created a portrait of him using the program Pixie.  I printed out their work.  We used the fact sentences provided by Brooke from Primary Perspective to learn even more.  Students had to cut apart the words and put the sentence in order.  Finally, we completed a text-to-self connection paper after reading Martin's Big Words.  Students had to write about MLK's dream, then about their own.  Many students wrote that they dream everyone would be friends, others wrote about personal dreams.  I had a student write about a dream she had about her cat.  I learned that I need to go over the meanings of "Dream."

I can't wait to do it again next year!


Cari said...

I Love their drawings, so unique.

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