Thank you to Deana over at Primary Punch for the fantastic MLK Printables free in her TpT Store... get them HERE! They are an excellent companion to your Martin Luther King, Jr. or Black History Month studies!
My kiddos and I have loved working through them! I have been working with my students on utilizing multiple sources for their research. As I have mentioned before, I absolutely LOVE
for its ability to present a plethora of information at an emergent reader's level. We have been working with this website for much of the year as it does take some time for the kiddos to be able to master all components and really take ownership of how to search for articles, etc...
Well, I decided that now that we have reached the approximate mid-point in the year, I would work with my students to help them in compiling information from multiple sources. Through use of Deana's Comprehension Mini Read on MLK as well as our Weekly Reader article on "How Walking Changed the World", I engaged my students in a Socratic Seminar. We used the comprehension questions which Deana provided with the mini-read as our guiding questions to get the conversation started. It was fantastic!
Next, we used her ALL ABOUT MLK JR. page to dig deeper. Each student was required to site their source for each answer, like in a scavenger hunt! The kiddos has a BLAST doing it! And it was great to see how different students relied on various resources.
|Weekly Reader does a great job of integrating videos and other media using their online tools!|
|I love eavesdropping on their conversations :)|
|As you can see, our Chromebooks are a HIT|
I'm excited to get started on our next projects! Stay tuned!
....while you're waiting...
Yay! Time for "Currently" with Farley again!
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Listening: I've mentioned it before, but I am just a total reality TV junkie! Sometimes it is just so nice to get sucked into something that takes NO THOUGHT WHATSOEVER! Especially when I have all of this work to do!
Loving: This week has been absolutely horrendous. Furnace blew and needs to be replaced... locked my keys in my car (with the car running!)... locked myself out of the house in the snow... blah blah blah! Through it all, Dave has stood strong and I am so very blessed to have him by my side. Even with all of this stress, we are stronger than ever together. Definitely need to make sure he knows that he is appreciated.
Thinking: Because of the snow day this past week, the deadline for report cards was extended. Normally, I try to have them done a couple of days in advance, but.... with all that has gone on this week, I just haven't focused in on them as I normally would like to. I really need to get my comments finished ASAP.
Wanting: Who wouldn't want to just go to sleep at 12:35am?! Please... why am I up this late doing work on a Saturday night?! Grrrr
Needing: Redundant. I know. But, it's the truth. :(
Pageant Title: Princess Silly Sparkles. My kids think I'm a big ol' goofball. They tease me about all of my sequined, sparkly wardrobe choices. I always tell them, the more sparkle, the better! Because... why not? :)
I hope everyone's ready to enjoy the big game tomorrow! Let's see how much snow gets dumped on us this time!