Have students understand the uniqueness of their identity
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:
- Number Sense. This is the ability to count accurately—first forward
- Spatial sense. “geometry.”
- Inferring. (Making an educated guess)
Social Science Skills
Language Arts Skills
and more (Art, Music, Sports) - to help you discover YOU!
Students read along with poem:
Me I Am by Jack Prelutsky
I Am A Story by Dan Yaccarino
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Gordon James
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:
Wonder Words (20)