Last week in the Jackson Library, fifth graders listened to the read aloud, Martin’s Big Words, and we discussed the impact those words had on America. Then they used Kally Miller’s Seesaw activity and the dates in the back of the book to sequence the major events in Dr. King’s life on a timeline. Finally, they wrote their own ‘I Have a Dream’ excerpts to convey ways they want the world to improve.
Author Polly Holyoke came to visit Jackson in January! She presented her Secrets to Becoming a Better Writer workshop to grades 3, 4, and 5 and then taught two writing workshops in the library for fourth grade. Awesome!