I Am A Story

50 min.

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Wonder of the Day #684

Are You Talented?

Objective

Have students understand the uniqueness of their identity

Big Idea

School is an opportunity to discover your talents

School is your "drawing board" to help you discover your talents=skills=gifts. Libraries help you in this role of self-discovery.

Every person has a talent and, maybe, you have more than one talent!

In school, you learn different subject areas-discuss:

Math Skills

  • Number Sense. This is the ability to count accurately—first forward
  • Spatial sense. “geometry.”
  • Measurement
  • Estimation
  • Patterns
  • Problem-solving


Science Skills

  • Observation
  • Inferring. (Making an educated guess)
  • Measuring
  • Communicating

Social Science Skills

  • Government
  • History
  • Representation-voting
  • Society

Language Arts Skills

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Writing

and more (Art, Music, Sports) - to help you discover YOU!

Students read along with poem:

Me I Am by Jack Prelutsky

Me I Am! - Prelutsky, Jack

Share:

I Am A Story by Dan Yaccarino

I Am A Story - Yaccarino, Dan

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Gordon James

Crown - Barnes, Derrick D.

Share a book display featuring talented "famous" people - have students discuss the the skills that these individuals needed to develop and recognize their talents.

Pablo Picasso is quoted as saying: "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."

What gift/talent did Pablo Picasso give away?

Hand out the display books to students in groups of two or three. Have each group give a mini-report on the featured biographies and have them guess which skills were important for each person to develop while in school.


Take the Wonder Word challenge:

https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/are-you-talent...

Wonder Words (20)

  • TALENTED
  • VARIETY
  • UNIQUE
  • DISCOVERED
  • MUSICAL
  • ATHLETES
  • COMEDIAN
  • EXPLORATION
  • EXPERIENCES
  • COMFORT
  • ZONE
  • EXPAND
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • MENTALLY
  • PHYSICALLY
  • SPIRITUALLY
  • FAILURE
  • SUCCEED
  • CAREER
  • HOBBY