Friday, January 18, 2013

MLK Day *Freebie*

Hey Everybody,

So, do you work on Monday?  We have the day off so we spent some time this week learning about Martin Luther King, Jr.

I did this activity for the first time this year, and I tell you, I had goosebumps when I cracked the eggs and heard my kiddos reactions.  It took all those moments when we read books about "being yourself" {Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon} and "it's what's on the inside not the outside that counts" {Elmer}and combined it with two eggs, simply cracked, to get it - I mean, really get it.  I heard oohh's and ahhs....

I'm not exactly sure where this idea originated - but I found it on Pinterest

We made doves, signs of peace, to display ways that we thought we could work at keeping our classroom a peaceful place...

We watched this short video clip on Scholastic News...

Click the picture to head over to Scholastic News - it gives just the right amount of information.
And worked our way through some other activities in my MLK Day Mini-Pack...

If you are lucky enough to work on Monday <wink, wink> and are a Last Minute Lucy you can pick up my pack to help you muddle through the day!

Click the preview to get to my TpT store!
Here's a freebie from the pack - I tried my hand at writing poetry {That took a lot of mental brainpower}.  Just print and have your kids illustrate.

Click the picture to download...
Clipart: Creative Clips
Have a great weekend!!!!

Any big plans?

We're celebrating my "baby's" 8th birthday...where has the time gone!?!


  1. I did the egg thing too for the first time!!!!! Loved it!!

  2. Thanks for the freebie Holly! It's perfect!! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  3. I love the idea of cracking the eggs. I need to include that demonstration. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hello Holly Dear:

    Love the egg idea. LOVE the dove. But what I love most of all is that you have been setting the stage all year for concepts like this to make sense. You really are a terrific teacher...

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

    1. And you, lovely Kim, made my day!


  5. I love that poem!! Thank you! I had the egg thing planned for this week and time just got away from me :( But we did do a lot of other fun things!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  6. I love that egg thing. Thank you for sharing.

    First in Maine

  7. Great ideas-definitely bookmarking to use for next year! :)


  8. Love the egg thing . . may have to do that tomorrow. . . did you read that right . . . TOMORROW! Yes we have school . . and the kids have school. . . so I will use your ideas. . Thanks, you're a peach for sharing it.
    Second In Line

  9. Hey Miss Holly,
    I did the egg thing today. . . I gave every two kids two eggs. I showed them how to crack it and how to open it into the bowl. . . Well it worked. . . for the most part. Only one child didn't quite hit their bowl to open it in. . . . Ha! Then they were timid of touching it! It was a good demonstration. Thanks for the cool idea. I also used the poem you put up there. You're my hero!
    Second In Line

    1. Oy...sorry you had school yesterday. Wondering if you were among the many who had a "snow" day today in MI?

      Hugs to you chicka!!!!


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