Today we learned about one of our country's most important leaders, Martin Luther King, Jr. We studied part of Norman Rockwell's painting, although I showed the children just a part of the painting so they did not see the graffiti on the wall. I'm posting another picture that shows only part of the graffiti so the words can not be read. I told the children about what was going on in this painting to help them begin to understand the injustices our country was struggling with at the time.
We also watched a short video about Martin Luther King, Jr. We read a poem and discussed the word fair, and talked about how it feels when things are unfair. The children drew pictures to show an example of fair and unfair things that were happening during this time in parts of our country. We will be reading more about Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks next week. Ask me about what I learned about Martin Luther King today.
We also learned more about the water cycle. We learned about four important words in the water cycle: evaporation, condensation, collection and precipitation. The children will learn more about the water cycle later in elementary school, but this was a beginning. You may hear them say collaboration instead of condensation, but I think that is pretty close! We made water cycle bracelets today. Ask me to show you my water cycle bracelet and diagram.
We had a Mystery Reader today. Be sure to check out the Mystery Reader tab to see our readers!
Have a great weekend!