Learning About Me
Students will be able to understand similarities and differences between themselves and peers, write a describing word about themselves, and take part in fine motor activities.
Introduction (10 minutes)
- Show students the cover of I'm Gonna Like Me. Ask students to describe the children on the cover.
- Have three students stand up. Point out things about them that are the same and different. For example, all three children are students, but they all have differently colored hair.
- Talk about the statement, “Like yourself everyday, no matter what.” Ask students if they like themselves every day and why that is important.
- Explain to students that today they will be learning about how everyone is different and unique.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)
- Read students the story I'm Gonna Like Me.
- Have students point out if they are similar to children in the story or different.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)
- Have students play with Mr. Potato Head dolls.
- Invite them to make each Mr. Potato Head different from each other, much like we are different from our friends.
Independent Working Time (15 minutes)
- Give students a copy of Write and Draw paper. Ask students to name their favorite thing about themselves.
- Do an example for the class. Tell the class what your favorite thing is about yourself and write it on the line. Then, draw a picture above showing this trait.
- Have students complete this activity. Students will need help writing their describing word. Write a list of describing words that the students say on the board so they can copy it from there.
- Enrichment: Have students in need of enrichment write additional words about themselves. They can also help struggling peers with sounding out their describing word.
- Support: For students having difficulty copying their describing word from the board, write their word in highlighter and have them trace it with a crayon.
Related Books and/or Media
- BOOK: I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
- BOOK: Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
Assessment (10 minutes)
- Have students stand up and share their drawing with the class. Have them name something they like about a friend that is different from themselves.
Review and Closing (5 minutes)
- Ask students to say what their favorite part of the lesson was today.