Black History Month Archives - Tales from Outside the Classroom
Martin Luther King Jr and political officials

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

After a couple weeks, and a much needed Winter Break, we headed back to school last Tuesday.  We only had a 4 day week that first week back and with it being a shorter week, switching things up in my reading block a bit, and wanting time to review procedures, I decided not to do our regular reading routines and curriculum.  Instead, I reintroduced Martin Luther King Jr. to the kids.  As luck would have

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African-American Heroes

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is obviously recognized with a national holiday.  In my area, some schools observe it with the day off, and some schools are in session to learn more about him and the Civil Rights movement.  With Black History month being just after, it’s also a great time to be intentional about teaching about other influential African-Americans that helped to create positive change in our country. I have tried to be intentional

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I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and working beside elementary classrooms as an instructional coach and resource support. I’m passionate about math, literacy, and finding ways to make teachers’ days easier. I share from my experiences both in and out of the elementary classroom.

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