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All About Me: I Like Myself

Break the ice with this social lesson, designed to help you and your class get to know each other. This social studies lesson helps students develop a healthy sense of self, and ties in well with any "All About Me" theme or unit.
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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.

(10 minutes)
  • 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.
(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?
(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.
(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.
(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!

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