How do I care about myself?
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DAY 4 - 5 - PLAN 2
DAY 6 - SEED 1
DAY 7 - SEED 2
DAY 8 - SEED 3
DAY 9 - 10 - PLAN 3
DAY 11 - 12 - PLAN 4
DAY 13 - 14 - SEED 4
DAY 15 - SEED 5
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This lesson, which requires multiple days to complete, focuses on appreciating individual qualities that each student possesses. The teacher will conduct an interactive read-aloud to engage students in thinking about themselves and the positive qualities they exhibit. Students will make connections between the text and themselves and write/draw an informational piece about themselves. Students will also understand that though each one is unique, they all are important members of the classroom community.
Sing "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes" (access audio on www.starfall.com)
Observe as students sing and move through the song.
Introduce the lesson by explaining that everyone is different and special. A "fancy" word for different is "unique".
Display the book, I Like Myself. Read the title aloud and say, "I wonder what this girl likes about herself. I wonder what makes her unique. Hmmm, looking at the picture on the front, I think she looks happy. Predict what you think she likes about herself." Elicit all responses. "The main character knows she is different and special and that's what makes her so wonderful!"
Let's read to find out why the girl says, "I Like Myself."
First reading- Read aloud the story and stop periodically to think aloud or make connections.
Second reading- Reread the story to think aloud and ask questions. (Pages are not numbered.)
After reading the book, discuss the following with the class:
Follow-up to reading:
Share the class book "I Like Myself, I'm Glad I'm Me" with students. Allow students to read their own page aloud to the class. Point out that each student shared a unique reason about why they like being "me". It is really important to care about ourselves first. That helps us learn to care about others. (Following lessons further address the uniqueness of each student, but that each is an integral part of the class community. (Lesson Seed for "ABC I Like Me" interactive read aloud.)
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