Monday, March 23, 2015

Celebrating Women's History Month: Harriet Tubman

As we celebrate Women's History Month, we take a look at one woman who changed everything; Harriet Tubman.  Araminta Harriet Ross was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820 and escaped at the age of 25. She was an African American Abolitionist, a Union spy during the Civil War, and a humanitarian. An amazing women whom help many slaves reach freedom.


Webquest: Harriet Tubman Web Hunt: Leading the Way to Freedom. This webquest provides students with a look at her childhood, her escape, her fight for justice, and the underground railroad.


Color Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman Word Scramble
Harriet Tubman Lesson Plan and Worksheet
Putting Together: Harriet Tubman Flip Book

Books about Harriet Tubman:

Who Was Harriet Tubman? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 

Who Was Harriet Tubman? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Harriet Tubman: Freedom's Trailblazer 

Harriet Tubman: Freedom's Trailblazer by Kathleen V.   Kudlinski

Harriet Tubman 

Harriet Tubman by Ken Knapp Sawyer

Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage (Time For Kids Biographies Series) 

Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage (Time for Kids Biography Series)

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad 

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry

Harriet Tubman (History Maker Bios Series) Harriet Tubman (History Maker Bios Series) by Maryann N. Weidt

Friday, March 20, 2015

Easter Bunny Tin Can

Can you believe Easter is this late in the year...

A long time ago my mama and I found a fun activity for Easter. Of course, I don't remember where we got the activity from... I think it was from some magazine about 10+ years ago.

To complete this cute little tin can here's what you need:

* white felt (or other desired color) ~*~ this is for the bunny ~*~
* pink and black markers
* any color acrylic paint
* cotton ball or pom pom
* glue
* paint brush
* scissors
* old tin can ~*~ we used an old popcorn tin ~*~
* white paint ~*~ to prime before painting ~*~

Now, that you've gathered your supplies let's make your bunny tin :)

~1~ Go ahead and prime your tin can. Let dry.

~2~ Cut out the each of the templates for your bunny and trace onto the felt.

~3~ Now, cut the pattern from the felt and draw your bunnys face and paws.

~4~ Check to see if your tin can is dry; if it is dry go ahead and paint the can the color that you chose. Let dry. ~*~ Add second coat if necessary ~*~

~5~ Once your can has completely dried, glue the felt head onto the back of the can. The head should be sticking out above the can. Now, grab the paws and glue them to the front. Take your cotton ball and glue on the back of the can underneath of the bunny's head.

~*~ Optional: you can add a "Happy Easter" sign in your favorite felt color ~*~

~6~ Add Easter grass and other trinkets inside of the can. 

~7~ Once your done put it on display for everyone to see :).

Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebrating Women's History Month: Susan B. Anthony

As we continue to celebrate Women's History Month, we take a look at another woman who has changed everything; Susan B. Anthony. She was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She was a suffragist who fought for women's rights. 

Visit her House
Brain Pop: Lessons and Ideas

Susan B. Anthony Coloring Page
Another Susan B. Anthony Coloring Page
Susan B. Anthony Printable Book

Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women's Rights (Ready-to-Read Stories of Famous Americans Series)Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony: Presidents and Patriots of Our Country (History Maker Bios) 

Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women's SuffrageSusan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality

Monday, March 9, 2015

Celebrating Women's History Month: Rosa Parks

As we continue through Women's History Month, we take a look at another amazing woman who paved the way; Rosa Parks. She was born on February 4, 1914 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Rosa Parks was an African-American Civil Rights Activist who refused to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. In doing so she was arrested and convicted, these actions began the Montgomery Bus Boycott. An amazing woman who faced many hardships afterwards, but changed history. Rosa Parks passed away on October 24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan.


Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights (Scholastic)


Rosa Parks: Mini Book
Reading Comprehension: Story of Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Word Scramble
Rosa Parks Coloring Page 2


 Rosa Parks: My StoryI Am Rosa ParksThe Bus RideWho Was Rosa Parks?Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Pioneer (Time For Kids Biographies Series)Rosa ParksMeet Rosa ParksRosa Parks