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Celebrating Uniqueness

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Topic: Celebrating Uniqueness

Learning Outcomes

This lesson is suitable for Junior/Senior infants and is a lovely lesson on celebrating and embracing our Uniqueness.

It includes a story filled with rhyme that helps students build self esteem while recognising difference in others.

 

Introduction

Get the children to draw a self portrait. Using coloured wool for hair and crayons to highlight the different eye colour etc. We then place the self portraits on the floor using headings of red hair, black hair etc.

Development

Then graph the results on the board for the children to see the results. Sit the children in a circle and read the story Hooray for You! A story that celebrates all the qualities that makes us unique.

Plenary

We conclude the lesson with all the children singing the song Im proud to be me.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rfVUEASWMw

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Recognising and Embracing Our Uniqueness

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Topic: Recognising and Embracing Our Uniqueness

Learning Outcomes

  • That each child will gain an understanding that they are different from their peers.
  • That each child will celebrate difference.

 

Introduction

Teacher introduces the lesson by saying how we are all different.

She brings two children up in front of the class and shows how both have different coloured hair, height etc.

Think/ Pair/ Share activity: They describe their neighbour to their neighbour in a pair activity.

Development

Teacher then gives an oval template to each child and some coloured wool and gets them to draw themselves. The wool is used for hair.

The pictures are then put on a noticeboard.

Teacher then reads the story Horray for You, a story celebrating how unique we all are.

 

Plenary

To conclude the teacher gives each child a web and gets them to draw a picture that tells about your special talents or interests.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

A copy of the Hooray for You is available online.

This lesson can take place over two days as there is quite a bit involved.