I did a zillion hours of research, reading over 20 books and visiting over 40 websites, so you don't have to! If you're looking for some simple and brief facts about Martin Luther King Jr. that you can share with your students, then I think you'll find these 95 interesting MLK fast facts helpful.
This is a tried and true list of my favorite books to read for Martin Luther King Day. I have a list specifically about the life and times of MLK, as well as a list of books I read to help my Y5's wrap their heads around the difficult concepts of discrimination, prejudice, civil rights, and diversity.
Start your Martin Luther King activities off with a KWL. Have students do their own personal ones first, then gather them in a group to make a whole-group one on the larger template. After your studies, have them fill in what they learned.
Making a Venn diagram will help students organize their thoughts so that they are better able to write a comparison and contrast piece. Children can compare Barrack Obama, the first black President, with MLK or choose the Venn diagram comparing him with Mahatma Ghandi.
Your students will enjoy this New Year writing prompt as they reflect about things they'd like to do less of, like fighting with a sibling, goofing off, being late, . . . as well as things they think they'd like to do more of: studying, reading, exercising etc.
What do students see in their future for the New Year? This "craftivity" makes a fun January writing prompt. Students can write their goals, resolutions, or hopes for the New Year around the glasses. So that you can redo this activity each year, I've included numbers for any year in the future.
Students reflect on the past and jot down memorable moments inside that year, as well as activities, goals, hopes for the New Year. Includes pages through 2024. Mount completed reflections on construction paper for an interesting January bulletin board.
Help students learn to count backwards from 10 to 0, with these 5 New Year countdown puzzles. You can laminate and use them as an independent center or run off copies for each child to take one home for more practice.
Help review analog and digital time to the hour and half hour, with this snowman clock matching game. Print the snowman template on white construction paper; laminate and trim. Run off the hatband-time words, the digital time-rectangles and the analog clocks; laminate and trim. Students choose a time and then match all of the pieces and parts to complete that snowman.
Cover a variety of standards with these January-themed winter math worksheets. Use them for your math block, morning work, sub folder, something for early finishers to work on, a math center, or for homework. The template stays the same with changing clip art to keep things fresh and interesting. Students are empowered and get right down to work, because they are familiar with the format.