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Sunday, October 24, 2010

I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting off a Little Self-Esteem by: Jamie Lee Curt

Topic: Dealing with one's emotions and self-esteem
Grade: Pre-K-2
I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Estee
Book review:
This piece of text is a feel-good piece for children. This book alternates different points of view between boys and girls. This book teaches children to like themselves and have a positive attitude.

  •  Journal Entry: What are some things you like about yourself? Is there anything you'd like to change? Why or why not?
  • Have students complete a chart before reading and after reading about what they like and how they feel about themselves. Have students compare and contrast after reading the story.

Post-Reading Activities

  • What makes me, me? Students will get ten post-it notes and list ten different character traits about themselves. Once students have finished listing these traits, tell them they must take one trait away. How does the removal of this trait affect you? Continue this process with three more words. Then, give students the opportunity to regain their traits. How do your feelings change?
  • Teaching empathy to students can be a difficult task. You can do this by introducing them to the needs of our elderly by contacting a nursing home. Students can create a greeting card for those who don't have family there to support them.
    • Extension: Students and elderly can become pen pals.

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