All About Me: I Like Myself
Students will be able to draw a visual representation of an object, person, or activity. Students will be able to write a three word sentence.
- Have all students sit in a circle around a carpet. Hold a ball and tell the students they will be introducing themselves to their classmates by saying their name and stating their favorite thing to do.
- Start the exercise by introducing yourself and stating your favorite thing to do. Pass the ball to the next person, encouraging them to do the same.
- Explain that today, students will be getting to know more about their classmates.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(15 minutes)
- Read students the story I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont.
- Explain to the students that they are all different, yet the same, in many ways.
- Pass out a sheet of white paper and crayons or colored pencils to each student.
- Instruct your students to draw themselves doing something they enjoy.
- As they work, walk around to each student and ask about their pictures. Great questions to ask include: How do you look here? What words can you use to describe what you are doing? How does doing this make you feel?
Guided Practice(10 minutes)
- Give each student an owl body, two eyes, two wings, and feet.
- Have students glue on the various body parts.
- Use the fasteners to fasten the wings onto the body.
- Instruct your class to glue down the picture or portrait of themselves onto the body of the owl. The wings should hide the picture when closed.
Independent working time(10 minutes)
- Write the sentence I am _____ on the board.
- Instruct each student to copy the words from the board on the bodies of their owls, inserting their names in the blank space.
- Circulate the room as students work, and ask each student what two of their favorite things to do are. Write these down on the two wings of the owl.
- Enrichment: Have students in need of enrichment write their favorite thing to do by copying it from a chalkboard or whiteboard.
- Support: To help students who struggle with writing, write their sentence in highlighter and have them trace it.
- Assess each student on their ability to copy the sentence from the board, write their name, and identify their interests to you during one-on-one time.
Review and closing(15 minutes)
- Place all of the student's owls on a table with the wings covering their pictures.
- Go around the room and allow each student to select an owl and try and guess whom it belongs to by listening to the interests of the student!