In this lesson students practice important beginning reading skills with poems and the big book, In the Mirror. When you determine your individual, continue standing in order to help others by answering their questions. In this lesson, students find out more about their bodies and what makes them different by tracing each their partners' bodies on butcher paper. Lesson Plan Title : Who Am I Age Range: Grade 6 through Grade 8 Middle School Level Overview and Purpose : This guessing game will help students communicate more effectively, while memorizing the definitions of vocabulary words. At the same time, beginning the year by having students examine and share their own identities is a way to build relationships in your class. God never makes a duplicate! In the next few lessons, students will have the opportunity to think more deeply about their own identities.
They are easily included during circle and large group times. Students will describe orally to a group of peers who they are. Students can begin with the words orphrases they underlined in the passage that represent how Esperanza defines her identity. Explain to the students that they have to give clues to each other to be able to figure out what word is on their backs. . Brainstorm with the children various objects that might be part of them.
Not only are we unique from each other, but we are uniquely created, wonderfully made different from any other created thing! Continue with three more students to challenge the winner. This unit builds those important beginning of the year skills and a sense of family in your classroom. Now think of some things you want to thank God for and tell Him thank you for each. How do we manage multiple identities? You will then start giving clues. Explain to students that they will be sharing their identity charts with the class so they should be cautious about including information that they want to remain private.
So, why not start the year off letting them do just that as you can get to know them, too! Plan to invite parents to assist. Set the timer and start. Yes, He knows everything, but He wants you to come and talk to Him about everything and ask for His help. God knows us and we have been created to know Him! Main activity In the next several lessons, students will focus on the concept of identity. It does not need to be a person, like yours, it only needs to show something about the child. Students must take a photo of each item listed. Rotate the other half of the class through the stations so that they have a chance to pull the clues out of each bag and guess who the bag represents.
They like talking about themselves! As we search for answers we begin to define ourselves. It should be something that people could not know just by looking at them. You may not ask two successive questions of the same person in other words, be sure to interact with everyone f. Set the timer for 1 minute or ask a student to watch the clock and record your answers on a board or using the projector. Invite them to suggest other information that could have been listed. Was I known as a leader? You can do this using colorful construction paper or white paper if you'd like students to color their creation. Hold a ball and tell the students they will be introducing themselves to their classmates by saying their name and stating their favorite thing to do.
Do this for all the students. We are not God, but we were created to look like God in every way…the way we act, the way we talk, the way we love. Note: This activity is an excellent segue into a unit on. Hang their Who Am I? Guided Prayer Time 5 min. Go through a quick review quiz of what God created on each day along with what He said about each creation. Then have the two halves of the class switch roles.
First, distribute an index card to each student. Instead of real objects, you could also use printed images from the internet. In the process she reveals information about her identity—how she perceives herself, what she values, where her family is from, and so on. Create a list on the board. Explain that they are going to brainstorm important information about themselves to share with the class.
Creative Bible Study has been a fun adventure for us over the past twelve years! You might read several cards at the beginning of each class period throughout this unit. Psalm 139 was written by David. How is our identity formed? Then encourage the child to write and or express and have the teacher or parent record below the image of their fingerprint the additional things that the child feels are unique to them. Without discussion students will be given time to write down who they think each collage belongs to. The clues cannot be the word or any form of the word. This is special and unique! How do our identities inform our values, ideas, and actions? Select one characteristic from your identity chart and write about why it is an important part of defining who you are. When He was talking to Nicodemus one day.
In this excerpt a young girl, Esperanza, reflects on her name. Step 9: Ask students to take the handout home and begin to gather photos, clippings, computer artwork, and magazine pictures that show many of the responses on their Reflection Worksheet: Who Am I? Handout copies of the organizer to your students. He has always existed and always will exist. The only way to fix it would be to take a new picture. What did they learn through this activity? Explain to the students that they can make their own thumb figure. Closure: Another use for the four sets of vocabulary cards would be to have four students line up in the front of the classroom. Write these down on the two wings of the owl.