How can your class become a community of learners? These self-portrait paper dolls encourage everyone to become better friends.
With your classmates, read books about getting along with others, such as "When I Feel Good About Myself" by Cornelia Maude Spelman. As a class, make a list of ways that people act when they care about each other.
On construction paper, draw a miniature version of yourself with Crayola Twistables® Crayons and Washable Markers. Add details such as hair, eyes, and clothing. Use Crayola Scissors to cut out your paper doll. On the back, list two or three ways you can be an even better friend with your classmates, team members, and family.
Divide into small groups. Together, write a skit about a situation you might face at school. How would you react if a friend won a poster contest? How would you deal with a bully? What would you do if you found lunch money on the playground? Make sure you use correct grammar and whole sentences in your skit—and give it several different endings! Use your paper dolls to act out possible solutions. Choose one of the best resolutions to share with your classmates.
Study the complex, geometric ornamentation of Islamic art. Discover intricate, authentic Zillij designs using math and a
Your imagination gets moving when you look at the photography of Eadweard Muybridge. Create an original painting of you
Have you read Maya Angelou’s Life Doesn’t Frighten Me? What worries you? Turn your concerns over to a Worry Warrior and
How can older students make a difference in the lives of younger ones? Create and share interactive storybooks to bring
Make a very special pop-up card for a very special author.
What’s inside a lizard? Or a cat, bird, or even yourself? Imagine you have X-ray eyes. Show bright bones and opaque orga
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