“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” - MLK Jr.
I adore the many skin tones in my classroom. The colors aren’t ignored. They are celebrated. I hope you’ve had a minute to reflect on this brave man and the many others who were part of this movement. #mlkjrday #celebratediversity #teacherspayteachers #teachersfollowteachers #iteachk #kindergarten #teachermoments #favoritequote ... See MoreSee Less
My students gave me chills today talking about Dr. King. I know some say that kindergarteners are too young to understand a discussion about the Civil Rights Movement. They are wrong. They were horrified at the injustice of segregation and were shouting, “That’s not fair!” We made the most beautiful doves & hearts using their fingerprints after reading the emergent reader in my TPT resource. I’ve realized this craft is something they will cherish forever. We’ve added famous MLK quotes. (I’ll show you the finished product tomorrow.) One of my students said, “All of the paint colors represent all of our skin colors.” Another said, “God made all of us important!” I love when they can LEAD a discussion. 😍 Tomorrow they will be creating the earth craft I’ve shared a sneak peek of. I promise to have this resource posted sometime tomorrow for half-off! It is jam-packed with everything you would need to study MLK with your young ones- a ton of fun and meaningful crafts, word wall cards, real-life photo sorts, nonfiction books, & so much more. I’m putting the finishing touches on it now. Watching them develop this understanding may make this one of my favorite products ever! . . . . . . . #teacherlife #teacherspayteachers #teachersfollowteachers #iteachk #iteachtoo #kindergarten #homeschool #firstgrade #prek #mlkday #ihaveadream ... See MoreSee Less
We set kindness resolutions today because of a little incident that upset me before school let out in December. The kids brainstormed 3 ways they could be kind to others after reading a book all about resolutions. (Tomorrow we will set academic resolutions. All of this is available in my TPT store.) We added an easy craft & our own style for the final hallway display. The kids chose their most important “final” resolution and wrote a sentence to explain it. I adore their resolutions. My favorite is one sweet child who will “help dad pop popcorn.” ☺️ They really were so thoughtful & reflective. It was endearing to witness. . . . . . . #teacherlife #teacherspayteachers #teachersfollowteachers #kindergarten #homeschool #firstgrade #secondgrade #iteachk #prek ... See MoreSee Less
I’m not going to lie. I cried at the thought of leaving my girls tomorrow after this long wonderful break together. I saw a picture of Aniston from a year ago and it reminded me of how fast they grow up. BUT I stopped by my classroom and it is MOSTLY still organized & a happy place for me and my students. I saw one of my cuties at church today and it made me excited to see them all tomorrow. I’m grateful for a job that allows me to have time with such sweet 5 year olds & lots of time at home with my girls. *** On a side note there is a FREE video in my TPT store about classroom organization and you can also download my letter to students on the bulletin board above my workspace for free! . . . . . . #teacherlife #teacherspayteachers #teachersfollowteachers #iteachtoo #iteachk #momblogger #classroomorganization #classroommakeover #classroomtour #tptfreebie ... See MoreSee Less