I hope everyone is having a great week! I am lucky enough to have a 4-day week. Although I am not sure it is really lucky... trying to cram 5 days worth of work into 4! I will have to say the weekend comes faster!
I am spending the week teaching about Martin Luther King, Jr. using the unit I created last year, A Primary Unit All About Martin Luther King, Jr.. Today we completed the timeline of his life. This year we used a long strip of paper I accordion folded and the students clued the events in order. They all turned out great. We also did my lesson comparing a white and brown egg. This is one of the favorite lessons I teach all year long, I think this helps the kids really get it. I always start out by just saying we are practicing comparing and contrasting using a venn diagram to compare two eggs. I intentionally don't mention anything about MLK. A few of the kids always have the ah-ha moment when they share with the class "Hey, that is just like white and brown people, the only thing different is the color!"
I have also been assessing Dolch word fluency this past week. I have found using a timed PowerPoint to flash the words helps keep the students going. No more staring at each word for 30 seconds. Give it a try! Click here to download the PowerPoint I made. It changes every 1.5 seconds.
I hope everyone enjoyed the Snowball Fight Facebook Freebie Hop! I know I did, and snagged many fabulous finds! I also gained many new Facebook followers, so thank you!