This week we will be preparing for Martin Luther King Day! So far I have a little activity planned for every day that we will work on after our lunch instead of our free choice time. I have never seen or even hear of this video "Our Friend, Martin" until last week. The entire movie can be watched on Youtube free of charge! I watched about the first 10 minutes of it the other day and I really think it will hold my kids attention. If you haven't seen it here is a little excerpt from the internet:
My Friend Miles: This is the story of a black teenager named Miles, who has to go on a class field trip to the museum to learn what Martin Luther King Jr. did for humanity, he thinks that he'd rather play baseball. But the trip turns into an exciting adventure when he and his best friend, Randy, who's white, are sent back in time meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at several points during his life.
It stars the voices of Ed Asner, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopie Goldberg, Samuel L. Jackson and James Earl Jones to name a few.
Tomorrow we will be working on a timeline that coincides with this Brain POP video clip about Martin Luther King. We will watch the video once before I hand out the timeline, then watch it again stopping every time we get to one of the dates after the kids have colored and cut them out. The clip is only about 4 minutes long and I suggest you watch it first to get the dates. I had to watch it again Friday with a teacher who swore up and down some of the dates were missing, lol. I printed the timelines on cardstock to make them a little more durable.
I also have a 3 page fun pack in my store about Martin Luther King. It include a word search, a fill in the blanks and a cryptogram. You can find it HERE.
Wish me luck this week, I have been working hard all weekend putting together a unit of Restaurant skills as my boss wants me to submit a proposal before he will agree to let me take my kids to a restaurant to eat (he's already turned down 2 teachers). I'm going to give it to him good! That way he can't possible say no, right?
Enjoy your week,