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 12 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 for group discussion poster
We are Special self-portrait with song/ poem
"Do you?" Class movement game
I am unique writing printable
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!
**Also newly added is an adorable I am Unique printable student book- no prep!
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 student directions are included. This turns out stunning!