Understanding Tolerance...

Tolerance is defined as sympathy or indulgence for beliefs and practices differing from one's own.  To spearhead the discussion for Martin Luther King Jr, kids were introduced to the word tolerance through the story, All The Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka. Following our reading and discussion, kids created rainbows prompted by attributes and desires.  The goal was to understand that no two rainbows are alike because no two people are are exactly alike!

My sweet friend Gladys from Teaching in High Heels has a cute lil unit in which helps to build background and introduce vocabulary relevant words related to MLK.

As a school wide book of the month, we read Martin's Big Words.  Throughout our study of the book, the kids and I compiled a list of words and created a Vocabulator.  

Have you seen Mrs. Miner's guided drawing freebie of Martin Luther King Jr?  Absolutely worth linking over to scoop up a copy.  Click here to download!  I combined this freebie with Sarah of First Grader...At Last dreams for the future and Rachelle of What A Teacher Wants peace means activities.

To prepare for his birthday, we concluded with birthday cards and party hats from Sarah's unit and celebrated Martin Luther King's birthday! 

What a fun week of learning!


Gladys said...

Love, love, love this post! What a fun way to teach such an abstract concept...your kiddidles are so lucky to have you as their teacher! :)

P.S. Thanks for the shout out friend! :)

Rebecca H. said...

I love how you introduced tolerance with the book and rainbow activity. All of these activities look super engaging and fun! Those little portraits turned out so well!

Ladybugs Lounge

lauren said...

Loooove the rainbows... Where can I find that????

Rachelle said...

Thank you for the shout out!!!! I heart you!!! I loved all the units you posted about!!!!!!! Your kiddos do some dang amazing work. They have a great teacher.


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Anonymous said...

I just love how the kids conceptualize their work of art. Their creativity is really amazing.

Eddie Singleton

Anonymous said...

Eddie Singleton, same here! I'm impressed with their creativity, so I encouraged them to do more art and used it for printing pocket folders. They got excited when I showed them their own designs! - Lilly