All About Special Me Foldable
Page 1: Girl Foldable
Page 2: Girl Pieces (Eye, Hair, Favorite Color)
Page 3: Boy Foldable
Page 4: Boy Pieces (Eye, Hair, Favorite Color)
Lesson Ideas for Kindergarten
Day 1: Changing as You Grow
(You might choose to have students bring in pictures from
various stages of life to refer to throughout you discussion.)
Discuss similarities and differences among people.
Point out age differences. Talk about what students did when they were babies, what they looked like, etc. Talk about what students did when they were toddlers, what they looked like, etc.
Talk about what students are capable of doing now, as young child, and what they look like, etc.
Refer to foldable sheet, and have students fill in the boxes labeled baby, toddler, kid. They draw themselves in the boxes.
Collect foldable sheets for Day 2.
Day 2: How We Are the Same and How We Are Different
Partner students up and have them talk to each other about the color of their skin , hair, and eyes. Using mirrors would be a great addition to their discussions. Guide them to make comparisons to one another and talk about how they are different and the same. Pass out foldable sheets from Day 1. Students color head and hands to make it look like themselves. Cut on dashed lines. Help students fold. Glue hands to front.
Collect foldable sheets for Day 3.
Day 3: Eyes, Hair, Favorite Color (and Graphing)
Remind students of yesterday’s partner work. Ask them to recall the color of their eyes and hair. Have them share their favorite color with a friend. Pass out eye, hair, and favorite color pieces. Instruct them to color the pieces according to their features and preferences. Have them cut them out and write their name on the back of each piece.
This portion of the lesson will vary:
1) You might choose to have students bring all of their pieces to the carpet area. Students sit on the edge of the carpet and take turns bringing their pieces to build class graphs on the floor. In the middle of the carpet, build a graph based on eye color. Build another graph based on hair color. Build a third graph based on favorite colors. Once each graph is built, discuss which has the most, least, equal.
2) You might also choose to have students only build 1 of the 3 graphs.
3) You might choose not to build any of the graphs. Students might just glue them directly into their foldable.
Pass out foldable sheets. Students collect their own pieces and glue them in the corresponding rectangle on their foldable. Collect foldable sheets for Day 4.
Day 4: Favorite Things
Discuss students’ favorite toys, favorite activities, games, sports, etc. Pass out foldable sheets. Students draw their favorite things on the front. Students take All About Special Me foldable home to share with their families!
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