I Am Special
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Length of Time
1 hour 30 minutes
In this lesson, students will be taught that they each have qualities that make them special in their own way.
To teach children that each of them are unique in some way, which makes them special.
To give students the ability to see the ways that people are the same and also the ways they are different.
A copy of "Mrs. Katz and Tush," by Patricia Polacco.
White art paper.
Read Mrs. Katz and Tush," to the class.
Discuss how Mrs. Katz and Tush are the same.
Discuss how Mrs. Katz and Tush are different.
Have each draw a self portrait with three reasons why they are special.
Gather students in a circle and give each of them a chance to tell their classmates what makes them who they are.
Discuss with students how each person is special in their own way.
Students are graded on cooperation, participation, their self portrait and the listing of three ways in which they are special.
A small reward can be given or a sticker can be placed on the student's self portrait.