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This lesson plan will help students understand that they are important members of their own family.
Surprise Box-Parent Involvement
My Family and My Place in My Family
Working Together = More, Ice Cream Cones
Friendship & Teamwork:
Friends by Helme Heine
The Trouble with Friends by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Just Schoolin Around Saved by the Ball by Peter Malony (teamwork & friendship)
Swimmy by Leo Leonni (working together)
A Color of His Own by Leo Leonni
Self & Change:
Just the Way You Are by Marcus Phister
Neeny Coming, Neeny Going by Karen English (Change)
Picture Me Grown Up
I Need a Lunch Box by Jeannette Caines
Easy Literature Based Quilts Around the World by
The Quilt Makers Gift by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail de Marcken
Easy And Effective Ways To Communicate With Parents (Scholastic)
Children need to know that they are important members of their own family, which will give them a strong sense of belonging.
Intended Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate a positive learning attitude.
2. Demonstrate social skills and ethical responsibilities.
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written and nonverbal form.
Symbolization, observation, description, classification, problem solving
Invitation to Learn
Surprise Box-Parent involvement (cognitive skills and long and short term memory):
Family Traveling Books: Parent Connection (copy handout, given at this workshop). Have the children make a book of My Family for the letter F. Each child draws a picture of his or her family on a piece of paper, the pages are bound together to form a book and then sent home with a different child each day, until the book has been seen by every family (Art, Integrated Core, and Writing).
- canvas (or a plastic Ziploc) bag
- colored pencils
- form of binding
- copies of the parent note
Observe students who are working well with others. Give them Good Job coupons, which will reinforce this behavior, and provide this positive modeling for others.