Based upon the book, "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae, this is a READY TO USE (NO PREP) LESSON about a giraffe who feels clumsy and embarrassed to be different. The story shows that each of us can excel when we find our niche and grow from the encouragement of those who surround us. It also shows how unkind it is to judge others, tease or humiliate others, or treat those who are different in an unkind manner.
Using this presentation for your guidance lesson, you can easily help students to both value differences and understand the importance of being kind and tolerant of others.
This presentation has 21 slides and includes a link to the book being read with animation. The video runs approximately 6 minutes.
There is a writing / drawing activity as well as a movement activity included at the end to be done by students at the end of the presentation.
I would schedule 30-45 minutes for this lesson and activity.
The PowerPoint is customizable and includes comprehension questions to support you in your lesson. The presentation includes both animations and transitions to hold your students' interest. Make your lesson come alive for your students and help them to connect to the concept in a fun way that will help them to remember the important lessons you need for them to remember.
This should only be used as your classroom resource for teaching this lesson. It should not be published. Copyright 2015- Counselor Bev