CLASSROOM – Just Me
Every classroom is made up of individual students with their own likes and dislikes, interests, backgrounds, and personalities. Their unique characteristics are what make them who they are. During National I’m Just Me Because Month, we ask the students to tell us what makes them who they are. The exercises highlight their best qualities (and sometimes, their not-so-great qualities – we all have them) and demonstrate how we all have our own unique view of the world.
HOW TO OBSERVE in the CLASSROOM – Just Me
Download and print this week’s projects and let students express who they are. You can also follow the suggestions below to help your students explore the days in their own way. It might surprise you what they discover! We’re often surprised by our own discoveries!
Celebrate Every Day in the Classroom by:
1. Asking a question about the day or observance and finding the answer.
2. Exploring the subject further. Whether you read a book, interview an expert, watch a documentary, or run an experiment, there is always more to learn about the observance.
3. Writing about the day or observance. You can write about what you learned or what the day means to you.
4. Telling someone about the day. You might be sharing information that is helpful to someone. Or, you might brighten someone’s day.
5. Solving a problem. Many observances discuss issues around the world that need fixing. How would you fix it?
6. Being creative. Draw, paint, build, design, bake, create your idea of what the observance means.
Of course, as always, sharing on social media isn’t required; learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.
THIS WEEK’S PROJECTS
Download and print this week’s project to share with your students.
- My View (Print two for each student.) On the first window, ask students to draw the view outside a window in the place they live. Discuss the similarities and differences between what students draw. While the places we live make up a part of who we are, we don’t always live in the same place forever. And even people who live in the same place and look out the same window may see the view differently. On the second window, ask students to imagine a window from the future and draw the view. It may be the same window in a different season or a completely different window. Either way, encourage the students to choose any view they want. Where will their future window be?
- I’m Just Me Story Mashup
- I’m Just Me Project
- Celebration Challenge – Week 30 – October 11-15, 2021
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