|Teacher Name-: Mikey
|Grade Level-: 1
||This lesson will introduce
the students to the concept that each of us is special and unique.
This will be an ongoing theme throughout the year with daily activities
and lessons to reinforce the concept of respect and community.
||Students will listen to
the song, We're Just Like Crayons by Stephen Fite. Teacher can refer
to website: http://www.songsforteaching. com/fitecrayons.htm. A chart
with the words to the song should be displayed for the students to
follow along. Distribute crayons to the students, using only the colors
of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
The order of the colors in the rainbow can be remembered with this
name: ROY G. BIV. As they sing the song, they can hold up crayons
that relate to the song.
||Students will be able to
recognize the colors of a rainbow. Students will be able to understand
the uniqueness of each person in the classroom. Students will work
cooperatively with one another to discover and respect the talents
and gifts of each other. After listening to the book, The Rainbow
Fish, students will discover at least one talent about a classmate.
After completing the Rainbow Fish Project, the students will write
at least two sentences about their partner's talent.
||After students have become
familiar with the rainbow colors through singing, We're Just Like
Crayons, they will sit in a circle and listen to the story, The Rainbow
Fish. This book is about a little fish who thought he was too good
to play with the other fish. He learns his lesson about sharing. The
teacher will help students to discover how the lesson of this book
can apply to them as a class.
||After listening to the Rainbow
Fish, the students will be assigned a partner. They will answer questions
that the teacher has prepared ahead of time. Questions can include:
1. What is your favorite game to play? 2. What is your favorite subject
in school? 3. Do you like to write? To draw? To race? To put things
together? 4. What do you think you do best? The teacher will bring
the class together after 10 minutes and explain that we are all like
the Rainbow Fish and need to recognize that everyone is needed to
make a community or a classroom.
||A template of the Rainbow
Fish will be placed on a bulletin board in the classroom. The students
will each be given a "scale" from the fish. They are to
write one thing that is special about the partner they interviewed.
Color it with one of the rainbow colors. When they are finished, they
will place their scales on the template to complete the Rainbow Fish.
Discuss how all of us contribute to making the fish beautiful with
our rainbow colors and our talents. This will be the theme throughout
the year to encourage a sense of community in the classroom.
||The students will be given
a template of the rainbow fish with predrawn lines for writing. They
will work independently to write 2 or 3 sentences about their partner.
They can share what they learned and what makes that person special
to the class. They can post these around the Rainbow Fish on the bulletin
board after they share with the class.
||Students will expand this
lesson by making a "Rainbow Fish" with their family. The
fish template will be given to the students with the scales to be
used in the template. Each student is to find the talents and gifts
of each member of their family and complete the fish. If it is a small
family, students may include other relatives.
||The students will be assessed
on the completion of their homework and following directions. Students
will be assessed by participating in the discussions. Students will
be assessed by effort shown in working cooperatively with partners.
||A checklist will be created
that includes: 1. Student worked cooperatively with partner. 2. Student
completed homework assignment. 3. Student participated in class discussions.
4. Student displayed effort throughout this lesson.