Today, my kids finally finished our Martin Luther King foldable we started almost two weeks ago!
This is undoubtedly my fault.
I can't just do a simple foldable.
That would be too easy.
We have to read an article
write a response
use the map to practice map skills
sketch a portrait
identify character traits
create a timeline
and use the timeline to answer questions.
Then we can put together our foldable.
I do this all the time.
I get a simple idea of something I think might be useful for the kids to do,
and then I think,
I can make this waaaaay better.
six weeks later,
we are putting the finishing touches on our
black history month
forces in the earth
objects in space
fill in blank with other extremely large unit
that should have taken, like, four days.
what do kids remember?
Learning everything there is to know in a couple of days?
Or experiencing content in a variety of forms
and reading and writing about it?
I hope it's the second one
or I'm really wasting my time.
For our unit, we used several sources - an article I found online, a BrainPop Jr about MLK, and this Scholastic News article.
Here are some of our foldables.
Some of them came out sooo cute.
My favorite is the Martin Luther King holding the tiny backwards American flag. Totally unexpected.
For the front, we used a timeline from Scholastic but I mixed up the events and had kids sequence them on the timeline.
Then, for the inside of that flap, we used the timeline to answer questions about events in Martin Luther King's life.
On the inside of the one of the other flaps, we glued the map of the new Martin Luther King memorial that we received from Scholastic. The kids answered the questions using the map.
We also did a simple circle map describing the traits that made MLK a good citizen.
|This student decided to add statements and beliefs from |
Martin Luther King around his picture. Clever!
So whew! I'm glad I got this done before Groundhog Day! That's just embarrassing.