But I wanted to share what we did to ring in the new year in my class and give you a Martin Luther King Jr activity (that you have to do a little work with)
First New Years. We talked about the new year and how the calendar has changed. This is tricky. My youngest is in a multi-age 1st and 2nd grade class, as a younger. She was so disappointed she wasn't an older when the NEW YEAR started. So after all that explaining, we talked about resolutions or goals.
Here is what we made:
|In 2012 I want to play outside more.|
|In 2012 I want to take care of my pets and dog. (I guess the dog isn't a pet?)|
|In 2012 I want to dress more like me and not my sister. (she gets the hand-me-downs!)|
|In 2012 I want to read more!|
|In 2012 I want to get to ride my bike more.|
Next for the MLK activity. I read this book today:
So I created this book with a page from Teacher Helper (Dec/Jan 2010) (I am pretty sure it was this issue, I'll double check in the morning!)
|The cover. This is just an 8.5 x 11 folded in half.|
|This is the first page. The head was drawn (I did my best) and the students had to color it in.|
|Here is where I cut the worksheet in the Teacher's Helper Magazine. This is suppose to be a listen and do activity. But I just cut the pictures and used them here.|
|The students will color the pages and either draw a check or a smile face next to the picture they think they can do to be kind.|
|This is the back cover. Just in case my drawing was too horrible.|
So there you have it. I decided too I am going to make it my goal for the new year to try to make more books on the computer so I can actually upload them for you.
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