Monday, January 18, 2016

Celebrating Diversity

Hi there!

It's Cheryl and I just started a new school year with a new group of kids.  I'm teaching EAK (Early Admission Kindergarten) to a group of kids who are just turning 5 now or in the next couple of months.  My class is filled with bubbly, bright, energetic and sweet kids.  We are having THE BEST time getting to know each other.  Our first day together was January 4th.

And what better way to learn about us and celebrate our diversity, than by learning about Martin Luther King Jr.  It's a weighty topic for 4 and 5 year olds so I make sure to introduce it in a way that they can relate more easily.  I read the book The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf.

If you haven't read this book yet, it's a great real aloud for your class.
I shared this cute poster with them and we talked about how every color is important and all are needed to make the world a better place.

The Crayon Box That Talked Diversity Lesson

After we read the book and talked about how important every color is, I had my kids write their favorite color on the line and then using their crayons, color in 4 other colors that they like.

 The Crayon Box That Talked Freebie for PreK

This activity was very manageable for my little kids.  We aren't writers yet, in fact we are still learning how to write our names.  All they had to do on this paper was to write just two words, the first being their name and the second being a color word.  

I showed them how to locate and then write their favorite color word on the wall.  Then after they wrote their words, they had fun reading each other's words by using the wall again.
It was great watching them realize that they are becoming readers and writers.

Thanks for stopping by!

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