Thursday, January 24, 2013

8 Famous African Americans {and a Freebie}

So if you have been keeping up with things here you know that I have been out of work for quite a while.  I am happy to report that I am going back to work on Monday.  Going back to work and seeing my firsties is going to be good for my heart.  I have enjoyed my time at home being able to get things done, run errands, etc.... doing the things that I would've done over Christmas break.  I don't think that I could ever be the spokesperson for 2nd trimester pregnancy loss, but I will tell you that my heart still feels broken.  I can't watch TV shows with babies in them.  I can't pin things on Pinterest for my "Dreaming of a Girl" board.  I'm not sure how long this part will last... but I am ready to get back to work and focus my thoughts.  Thank you to you guys for reading, for sweet comments, and for hanging with me.

I have been SO very busy the last few weeks making things for my classroom when I return.  Some of those things I have put on TpT, but some of them are going to be special and just for my kiddos.  One of the products that I worked the hardest on... and I am the most proud of is my 8 Famous African Americans pack.  February is Black History Month and I wanted to be ready.  I looked on TpT to try to find something, but I didn't see anything that jumped out at me.  SOOO, I decided to make my own.  The pack features 8 Famous African Americans including: Booker T. Washington, Fredrick Douglass, George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson, Jesse Owens, Sojourner Truth, Ruby Bridges, and Thurgood Marshall.

For each historical figure, you will find 1 graphic organizer, 1 page in the coloring book, a reading passage, comprehension questions AND a mini-foldable book.

Each mini-foldable takes just ONE sheet of paper!!! This makes it very easy for students to make the books themselves by folding the paper twice!

I printed everything out last night and my own personal firstie was very excited and wanted to know if he could do a foldable book and color it.  Ummmm, YES!  As you prepare for Black History Month in your HERE!  Now for your freebie...  here is a Black History Month poster to display in your classroom and a quote by Booker T. Washington!  FREEBIE... Enjoy!!!
classrooms... I hope that this packet might be just what you're looking for.  If you wanna take a peek... you can find it


  1. Hi Stacy!
    Just found your blog through TBA and I just love this freebie- what a great quote and poster to hang up in the classroom! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Learning to the Core

  2. Just found your blog.....thanks for the freebie! I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost 3 in the first has taken a lot for healing to occur...and it still hurts. I will be praying for you!! Time will help.....