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Friday, January 23, 2015

"Why did a bad guy kill Martin Luther King, Jr.?"

The first graders are busy learning about people who made a difference. The students are listening to and reading the biographies on their chosen people. They are starting to record their new found knowledge on the information gathering forms. You will notice that I scratched out a question - "How would you describe your person?" - after a few questions from students, I deemed it too difficult to answer. As you can see from the photo, I have been encouraging them to take in information from the movies and images as well as the text. 

We'll continue this next week and move into drafting a picture that tells the viewer about the subject. You can read about the project on these postsWe are diving into some great curriculum and How did this person make a difference?

It's a bit difficult to read, but here are some examples of the first graders' work. The wondering questions they have are great. Their answers to 'Would you like to be like this person?' are really interesting.
Rosa Parks

Crazy Horse

Wilma Rudolph

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 Rosa Parks

Abraham Lincoln

 Abraham Lincoln

Michelle Obama

James Lovell

Louis Armstrong

Barack Obama


 Neil Armstrong

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