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Happy Everything!- MLK

What can you do to celebrate MLK Day?

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day to talk about cooperation, acceptance, peace and caring for all people. These are some suggestions:

What do you know about MLK?

Read a book about MLK

Kindness day: talk about MLK.

Write “I have a dream” speech

How can you help make your world a more peaceful place?

Make a handprint collage

Celebrate a special "Share Day"

Talk about what a hero is. Explain that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man who is a hero to many because he worked hard toward peace-all people getting along and being treated the same. 
Dr. King wanted to change that. He made a speech that he had a dream that someday, all people would get along no matter what color their skin was.
Read a book about Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Make a cooperative recipe
Play cooperative games
Sing a song

You are a Hero!
tune to "You Are My Sunshine"
You are a hero to many people
Of your dream for peace We love to sing.
You said we should be kind to each other.

Your name is Martin Luther King
Read a poem
Martin Luther King Had a Dream
Martin Luther King had a dream, Yes he did.
Martin Luther King had a dream, Indeed he did.
He dreamed we'd live as brothers
Having love for one another
And his dream is still alive through you and me..you and me!

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

The "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Pack" asks students to identify important events, retell, use graphic organizers, focus on vocabulary, draw illustrations, focus on details, identify plot and sequence, write descriptions, analyze characters, note key details, work on basic comprehension skills, and more!

So let’s dive into more of what’s in this resource! Read on!

Students can start by coloring a cover page while listening to the story being read aloud by the teacher or played through some piece of technology.

Make sure to start with the KWL chart . This way you can see which students are already familiar with the story.

These retell activities are sure to be a hit with yours students. Let them retell the story on headbands! These can be used to act out parts of the store during dramatic play or for a small class productive. 

And don’t forget about the craft stick puppets! Students can retell the story after creating the characters. 

These are great to take home to share what they’ve learned with their family and friends. Want something a bit easier? Then you’ll love the retell necklace! 

After hearing the story, your students can focus on the important events and their basic comprehension skills. Analyzing the characters and setting will also ensure the students fully understand the story. 

Also make sure your students get some writing practice in. They can start by focusing on descriptive words and adjectives. Then let your students put those words to good practice by sharing what they learned from the story. The writing fun continues when students focus on details from the story and write about them. Finally, you can have students do a “walk around the room” to see what words they recognize.
And of course we can’t forget the vocabulary! Use the vocabulary cards to practice words, do retells in small groups, to prompt writing, or anything else you can think of! 

Your primary students are going to have so much fun learning about myths when you use this activity in the classroom! The fact that they’ll be learning life lessons along the way is just icing on the cake. Learning with a real-life focus is win-win!

More ideas to do while reading the story?

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January is here!

What can you during January? I made this list with ideas to make every day count!

J is for January and for…

Put January words in abc order

Use the January words to write a story. Draw and colour a picture to go with it.

Use the word January to make new words.

Can you say a word that rhymes with January?

What do you like doing in January?

How many vowels are there in the word January? And consonants?

Clap the word January. How many claps can you hear?

Make a list of things you want to do this January

It is a brand new year, what does it mean?

Count backwards from 10 to 1

Draw or write your New Year’s resolutions

How many days are there in a year

Can you find 3 words that rhyme with new

Gather some old and new items in a basket. Talk about opposites. Identify new and old items. Sort them.

New Year
Make a New Year card

Create a home made instrument to celebrate New Year at home

Chinese New Year

Make a Chinese lantern

What’s your favourite fortune cookie message?


What do you know about MLK?

Read a book about MLK

Kindness day: talk about MLK.

Write “I have a dream” speech

How can you help make your world a more peaceful place?

How do you build a snowman? Draw the steps needed to build a snowman. After you are finished, draw and colour a picture to go with it.

Happy January!

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