Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: January Pinterest Pick 3 Linky- Martin Luther King, Jr.

January Pinterest Pick 3 Linky- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am excited to be joining the Inspired Owl and PAWsitively Teaching for their monthly Pinterest Pick 3 Linky Party. I am going to be sharing three of my favorite Pinterest finds that you could use in the classroom in January.

I absolutely LOVE teaching Social Studies and so one of my favorite topics to cover in January is Martin Luther King, Jr. My favorite pins are all simple and fun activities that you can use during your MLK lessons.

I love this idea of using white and brown eggs to show kids that regardless of the color of one's skin, we are all the same on the inside!
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Whenever I teach about Martin Luther King Jr., I ask my third graders to write about their own dreams. This craft looks like a sweet and simple way to display their dream writing.

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I always like to emphasize that Martin Luther King Jr. promoted PEACE and nonviolent protest. This is what made the man so inspirational! This adorable peace dove art project is perfect! I love the multiple colors used on the handprints and they would be so cute hanging in the classroom during January!
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I plan on using these fun activities as my students read about MLK using my Black History Close Read Passages and Interactive Notebook.

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  1. Hey Jamie! The egg lesson for diversity is brilliant!

  2. A co teacher does the egg lesson each year with her first graders! One year, it touched the students so much, that they got teary eyed!

  3. I love the egg lesson and foldable! Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

  4. I love your pins. LOVE the egg lesson. The kids really GET that! <3

  5. Perfect for January and the egg lesson is good to do at any time of year! Thank you!
    Palma (from KFUNdamentals)

  6. These are great ideas! I especially like the folding one for I have a dream.
    Crockett's Classroom . . . Forever in Third Grade

  7. I love all of your great MLK ideas! I can't wait to use your awesome unit in my class! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and linking up with us! I'm off to pin your ideas!

  8. What an awesome collection of MLK ideas! The egg idea is a new one!
    Burke's Special Kids

  9. I absolutely love the craft idea for the writing about MLK!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  10. Lots of great activities for MLK! Those are harder to find, and you pinned some great ones! I need to check out your Close Read passages as well!


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