This is an arts integrated back to school unit that celebrates uniqueness and differences among students while building classroom community at the same time. There are 6 lessons-4 based on literature-in this unit and over 10 activity ideas complete with the resources needed to complete the activities. Students will have many opportunities to use visual art to express their individuality!
You will need these books for this unit:
Chryanthemum; We are All Alike, We are All Different; The Colors of Us and It's Okay to be Different.
6 days of lessons plans with over 10 activities.
Lesson 1 using Chrysanthemum
Human Name Graph resources, Name Necklace project, Name Game class building activity
Lesson 2 using We are all Alike, We are all Different:
Anchor Chart headings
We are Special self-portrait with song/ poem
"Do you?" Class game
Lesson 3 using It's Okay to Be Different:
It's Okay to be Different Class Book pages with a Fingerprint Mystery activity for class and home.
Lesson 4 using The Colors of Us:
Arts activity for students to celebrate skin color differences- makes a beautiful year long bulletin board!
Lesson 5- All About Me book shaped like a person. Students illustrate and the t-shirts of the person make a flip book of information about each student!
Lesson 6- Using Kandinsky's Squares and Concentric Circles painting to make individual glyphs that can be put together to create a class masterpiece.
Everything you need for this activity including slides to print or project for students are included. This turns out stunning!
This was a wonderful unit to use with my first grade students. Thanks !
November 26, 2012
This is a beautiful unit. well done.
November 25, 2012
November 14, 2012
November 14, 2012
great back to school unit!
October 21, 2012
Love this unit. Can't wait to use it!
October 20, 2012
My students an I had a blast doing these activites together while getting to know eachother at the same time. Great unit that includes some great literature as well.
October 4, 2012
September 17, 2012
A little advanced for my preschoolers.
September 16, 2012
September 15, 2012
a bit advanced for beginning of the year kinders.
September 10, 2012
I used this unit with my kindergarten students. We read all the books and completed some of the activities. Others were a little difficult for beginning of the year, might work better in a first grade. It worked perfectly for me as I have several students from different ethnic backgrounds.
September 8, 2012
I especially love the glyph!
September 7, 2012
Great product. Can't wait to use it during my "I am Special" theme week.
August 26, 2012
Can't wait for school to start!
August 19, 2012
What a great unit! I especially love the glyph. Thanks!
August 12, 2012
Excellent! This is a well written resource full of meaningful activities to do with students.