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HS I am Special, I am Me

Updated: Feb 7, 2023

Interest Area Changes to Environment

Finger Prints Stamp Pads X rays Name Cards Pictures Class Book Mirrors Doll House Multicultural People Multicultural Paint Puppets Birthday Invitations Ruler Measuring tape

Teaching Concepts for Large Group

Promote Self Awareness! 1. I am an unique individual, what makes me that way? * We are all special and different all at the same time. 2. We are all different. What makes everyone different? * Talk about things that make us different (start simple like boys and girls, shirt colors, etc) and build on that to things that are a little more difficult 3. I play many different roles in life, what are they? * Examples: daughter, sister, brother, grand daughter, friend) 4. Who am I? *What makes you, you? 5. My likes? Dislikes?

Teaching Concepts for Small Group

1. Matching Game 2. Self Portraits 3. Boy / Girl Patterns 4. Sequencing 5. Finger Prints Observe with Magnify Glass 6. X ray hands and count the number of q tips used 7. Name Puzzles 8. Sorting (girls, boys, hair color, letters in name) 9. Name recognition with the "The Plate Song" The Plate Song tune: If You're Happy And You Know It If your name is on a plate pick it up, (clap clap) if your name is on a plate pick it up, (clap clap) if your name is on a plate, then you're doing really great, if your name is on a plate pick it up!

Teaching Concepts for Music Movement Wellness IMIL

1. Head Shoulders Knees and Toes 2. My Body 3. Hokey Pokey

Teaching Concepts for Fingerplays

1. Thumbkin Where is Thumbkin? Where is Thumbkin? Here I am! Here I am! How are you today, sir? Very well, I thank you. Run away. Run away. (pointer, tall man, ring man, pinky) 2. Who Am I? (Bring your hands palm up, to your shoulders) I am me. (point to yourself) And I am as special as can be. (frame your face with your hands) When I look in the mirror (pretend to look in the mirror) I’m proud of what I see (thumbs up) ‘Cause there is no one in the world (shake your head no) Just like me! (point to yourself.)

Teaching Concepts for Outdoor Experiences

1.  Nature Walk 2.  Hungry Bear - Spread out a large blanket. Have your children sit around the outside edge. In the middle of the blanket, set four or five picnic, camping or food items. Point out each item and have children try to remember them. Have the children pretend they are on a picnic in the woods and get tired and decide to take a nap. While they are sleeping, along comes a bear (select one of the children to be the bear) and steals one of the items and drags it off.  When the children wake up, see if they can identify the missing item. When it is identified, the bear comes back and places the item back on the blanket. Another child is chosen to be the bear and the game is played again. 3. Hide and Owl Seek - Choose one child to be the owl. Have the other children hide their eyes. Then the owl finds a place to hide and starts softly “hooting”. Have the rest of the children open their eyes and try to find the owl.

CLASS Concepts

1. Consider asking questions like: *How are we alike or similar? *How are we different? Make a chart listing similarities and differences…Ask “Which color of hair do we have the most?” Allow children to guess and record their answers. “How can we find out?” Allow each child to place a unifix cube representing their hair color. Encourage the children to count the colored cubes to find the answer. 2. Do you think you are taller or shorter than Johnny? What makes you say that? How can we find out which one of you is taller? What types of things can we use to measure height or how tall is something is? *Demonstrate how to measure things using a ruler, measuring tape, wooden blocks, Legos, etc.. 3. Encourage children to describe themselves using several basic characteristics (gender, name, age). Make a classroom book with their picture and their descriptions of themselves. Always let the children see you writing down their words to demonstrate that spoken words can be written down. After explaining to the children that an adjective is a word used to describe something or someone, ask children to give you at least 3 adjectives to describe themselves and write the words on a piece of paper. Invite the children to express their description through art. Remember to provide a variety of art and collage materials. Advanced Language- unique, individual, cultures, beliefs, adjective

Teaching Concepts for Distance Learning

1. I Spy

I spy something red! Run and touch something red. I spy something yellow! Gallop and touch something yellow. I spy something blue. Tiptoe and touch something blue. I spy something green. Walk backwards and touch something green. I spy something orange. Skip and touch something orange. Etc....

2. Keep Moving!

Make up a dance routine to your favorite song.

Kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos.

Practice math and reading skills while playing fun games.


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