Lesson: Monday: “DIFFERENCES”

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Lesson Objective

To introduce "Blue Ribbon Week" to families and children. To explore individual and cultural differences and encourage appreciation of such differences.

Lesson Plan

ARRIVAL TIME:
Distribute a handout about the weekly activities to your families                       
Invite parents to stay a few minutes for coffee and muffins
Ask parents to sign-up for a family photo album Show-and-Tell (T, W, R)   
 
CLASSROOM:
Display a tree cut out from a large size box. You will decorate this tree with blue ribbons on Tuesday
 
CIRCLE TIME:
Introduce “Blue Ribbon Week” to children (see the Resources page for ideas)
View and Sing Along the online video “Children of the World” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izBiZlKM5ro)
Read and Discuss books “People” (Peter Spier,1980) and “Families” (Meredith Tax, 1996)
 
SELF-SELECTED:
Dramatic Play Area: Multicultural clothes, foods, and dolls, all week
      Block Area: Multicultural figurines in the dollhouse, all week
      Puppet Theater: Multicultural families puppets, all week
      Art Area: Multicultural paper cutouts of people for “Family Collage”, all week
  Multicultural skin tone markers and paints, all week
        Library: Books on feelings, families and individual differences, all week (see listing in the Resources page)
 
SMALL GROUPS:
Make a Collective Collage of people cut out from magazines to display all week
 

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