Strand 1 Standard 1
Strand 1 Standard 2
1 class periods of 90 minutes each
Social & Civic Responsibility
The study of children should be an important part of every person's life. We cannot communicate with children if we do not understand them. Our lives have been greatly influenced by our childhood and our experiences.
The teacher could introduce herself/himself by unpacking a suitcase full of items that in some way represent his/her life. It should be a fun introduction that tries to help each class member identify with the teacher in some way. Bringing in your own baby pictures and telling about some of your childhood experiences may also help students relate to you.
Observation of the students during the introduction of themselves and their participation in the discussions and learning activities. You may have the students turn in one of the Activity sheets you hand out to them.