This afternoon I am delighted to be linking up with my new friend Em from Curious Firsties! Thanks in advance for perusing my professional and personal reflections that are part of my first Wednesday WOW post!
MY PROFESSIONAL REFLECTION....
I am just getting home on this chilly afternoon after working in my classroom to pull files and literature related to our Social Studies unit on Famous Americans. Biographies are my "genre of choice" during the months of January and February, and help my second graders learn timeline, non-fiction text features, and compare/contrast skills.
Last week my class explored the lives of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ruby Bridges. My students were mesmerized during "Story Corner" when I read books about both of these courageous civil rights advocates, and the high point of our discussion afterwards came when one of my little gals quietly turned to her neighbor and whispered, "If we had lived way back then, we would not have been allowed to be friends. That would have made me very sad. I'm glad that we live in this time now...."
If I ever get to return to school tomorrow after this long snow day-induced sabbatical, I plan to read this poetic picture book with my students before asking them to write a letter to Ruby Bridges. The vibrant illustrations and message of tolerance, acceptance, and diversity splashed on the pages will remind the members of my classroom family that they are all uniquely special and appreciated.
MY PERSONAL REFLECTION...
TWO WISE AND WRINKLY FACES OF RESCUE PETS
ONLY A MOTHER COULD LOVE!
ROSIE (aka "Miss Sassy Pants")
Know that we three are sending warm woofs and wishes your way today and always! Both dogs want me to remind you to stop in at my TPT store to scoop up these two Snow Day Dollar Deals! Enjoy!