Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Happy February!! {Black History Month Resources}

Hey friends!
I. AM. SO. SORRY. I have been the worst blogger ever for the past month. It has been such a busy month, and I literally have not had a chance to sit down and blog!
I did want to share a couple of things that have been going on in my classroom lately...

In math, we wrapped up our graphing unit by completing this amazing "All About Graphs" interactive flipbook from TeachesThirdinGeorgia. I have used several of her activities, and they are PERFECT because my kids love them, and so do I!

In social studies, we have been learning about famous people. In Georgia, we are required to teach our students about 9 famous people. Lucky for me, 3rd Grade Gridiron has also taught 3rd grade in Georgia, so she has packets for each of the people that I teach! Each packet is full of activities to help my students learn about these famous people. The best part? There is ZERO prep work, other than making copies for my students. Each packet includes a passage with questions, vocabulary activities, sequencing activities, a writing activity, and more! I have all 9 packets, and they are SO helpful when I am teaching my students about these important people!
Typically, I spend the first day reading the passage aloud to the students while they follow along. If we have time {I only have a 20 minute block for Social Studies}, I will have the students go back and highlight facts that they feel are interesting about the person we are studying. Each day during the week, the students will take out their Social Studies notebook, and complete one of the included activities.

Here are a couple of pictures of my students using evidence from the passage to answer questions about Susan B. Anthony...

Click here to go to 3rd Grade Gridiron's Teachers Pay Teachers store :) Her resources are seriously AWESOME.

I have also been trying to gather resources for Black History Month...I decided to create a Pinterest board so that I could keep all of the great ideas I find in one place - everything that I have pinned to this board is FREE! I will continue pinning things as I find them. Do you have a FREE Black History Resource (or idea) that you'd like me to pin? Just leave the link in the comments, and I'll be more than happy to add it!
Click here to go to my Black History Month Pinterest board.

Last, I wanted to share this Black History Month resource that I recently posted in my TPT store. It contains 5 informational texts with questions for each passage. I have included writing activities to go along with each passage as well. The passages include the following people: Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Sojourner Truth, Jesse Owens, and Booker T. Washington. Click on the cover page below to head over to my store and check it out!

Well, that's all I have to share for tonight! I promise that I will not wait a month before my next post :)