Friday, January 18, 2013

Pin the tie on MLK

Who is ready for a 3 day weekend?  ME! ME! ME!  So, as we did our study on Martin Luther King, the kids were amazed and shocked at the way things "used" to be.  It's hard for them to wrap their little brains around such hatred.  But thankfully, we are (for the most part) past that ignorance.  I recently purchased the American Heroes packet , from Teacher to the Core and can I just say, I LOVE IT!  It is jammed pack with fluency passages, many activities and cool craftivities for several of the heroes.     Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of the little MLK's the kids made yesterday, with the facts they learned, before they took them home.  However, with MY model, one of my super creative students suggested that we play "Pin the tie on MLK" today for a Friday fun station.  Brilliant!  It was hilarious!   Please excuse all the staples in the background!! 
This amazing packet also includes a timeline which we started this week.  We added Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and yours truly.

 The kids are anxious to know who we are studying next.  Have a great weekend everyone! 


  1. I am so happy to see the unit in action. Thank you for sharing with us!!!! I love pin the tie on Martin game. We will do that next week! Love Love Love it!

    1. Thank you for stopping by Katie! The packet is amazing!