"Sun"day was great! I enjoyed a few hours at the beach with my girls. I figured the salt water and air would be just what the doctor ordered to clear out the flu! (I am sure the Tamaflu helped too!)
I am getting ready to teach all about Martin Luther King Jr. next week. I put together a packet with all of the things I will be using next week. It includes a reading passage, reading comprehension questions, writing activities, center activities, coloring sheets and one of my favorite lessons ever!!! You can get the entire pack here from Teachers Pay Teachers or Teachers Notebook.
I want to share one of my favorite lessons with everyone. It is a fun lesson and the kids really get it! I make a cake for Dr. Kings birthday using a cake mix. (This is also a great time to talk about measurements.) While gathering the ingredients I tell them I only had 2 white eggs at home and had to borrow an egg from Mrs. Jones and it is a brown egg. Many kids have not seen a brown egg before. I use this to springboard some great conversations! They are different, but are they the same? We predict what they will look like on the inside. (I just pray I don't get a double yolk egg by chance...) Where they came from? Can I mix them together? Will the cake still turn out?
We also make a venn diagram comparing the two eggs. Then we brainstorm a list of other things that look different but are very much alike. Click here to download a preview of my MLK unit that includes this lesson and venn diagram.