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I Have a Dream 2021

Posted in fifth grade, holiday, poetry, and writing

This week in the Jackson Library, fifth graders learned about Dr. Martin Luther King’s powerful, peaceful words used to spur change for equality. I asked them to think about things going on in the world and what causes are important to them.  They wrote their own ‘I Have a Dream’ excerpts to convey ways they want the world to improve. Check out their poems below! 

 

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Student Template – short

I Have a Dream Poem Template - short

Student Poems

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Martin’s Big Words 2021

Posted in apps, augmented reality, character education, fifth grade, fourth grade, holiday, technology, and third grade

Last week in the Jackson Library, I read excerpts of the Martin’s Big Words book to third and fourth graders. We discussed the power of his peaceful, persuasive words and how Martin’s use of words caused laws to change to promote equal rights in America. They used the augmented reality app, WeirdType to use some of Martin’s words as art.  Check out more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the WeirdType/Pokemon Go app designer below!

martin's big words book
Study Guide

How To

weird type app

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Student Work

Our Big Words: MLK 2021 safeshare
Safeshare link to stu work

Photos
MLK WeirdType
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YouTube link
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More Samples
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About the app designer
Zach Lieberman
Martin’s Big Words – Rappaport
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Stubby the Dog Soldier Lesson

Posted in holiday, and narrative nonfiction lesson

This week in the Jackson Library to honor Veterans Day, third graders are reading a narrative nonfiction story about Stubby the Dog Soldier

Stubby the Dog Soldier book
Review
Stubby puzzle
click for Stubby puzzle

Stubby puzzle ans key

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Stubby stu made video
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More About Stubby

Connecticut Military Site
more about Stubby

Check out more books in the Capstone “Animal Heroes” series! 

Capstone Animal Hero series

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Want to make your own crossword puzzle? Use Discovery Education’s free puzzlemaker!

puzzlemaker

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