3rd 9 weeks ends today! It is hard to imagine we are only 9 school weeks from summer! Each class that I do a lesson with seems to have grown and matured these past few weeks!
We have learned about a lot of important people in our American history these past few weeks.
Kindergarten and 2nd grade both study Martin Luther King, Jr so we read My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris and Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport. Our lessons focus on the kindness that MLK Jr wanted us all to show. 2nd graders made wordles about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1st grade learned about Theodore Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, and George Washington Carver. Our stories for these famous people were a little different this year. We read What to Do About Alice by Barbara Kerley. This tells the fun story of Teddy Roosevelt's oldest daughter. We read The Patchwork Path by Bettye Stroud about freedom quilts. Then each student colored their own freedom quilt square.
We had guest readers visit every classroom, our principal read to us on the announcements and all kinds of Seuss activities throughout the day. In the learning commons, we had a fun rotation with activities and stories from Dr. Seuss classics. It was a great way to celebrate our love of reading!