I AM SPECIAL SING ALONG I Am Special (Tune: Frere' Jacques) I am special, I am special (point to self) If you look, you will see Someone very special, someone very special, It is me, it is me!! (Point to self) Look who's special. Look who's special. Is it her, you, or me? No, it's all of us, you see! We're all so special as can be! sources: http://220.127.116.11/dmjh/specialeducation/images/Diversity.jpg http://www.childcarelounge.com/general-themes/i-am-special.php THINK, PAIR, SHARE Get with a partner! Someone you have never been partners with before! Introduce yourselves and something interesting about you too! Talk about this question with your new buddy: What do you boys and girls think of when you hear the word DIVERSE? Source: http://www.the-mommyhood-chronicles.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/DESM2SG01_DM2_MINION_GRP_018_LYRD01.jpg TABLE OF CONTENTS Well, what is diversity??? What does diversity look like? Diversity Bingo Diversity in our classroom Diversity outside of our classroom http://www.ehow.com/list_5996503_diversity-games-little-kids.html WHAT IS DIVERSITY? What are some things that everybody has the same of? -Arms, Legs -Eyes -Noses What are some things that are different about people? -Skin, hair, eye color -Body size, how tall we are -Our DNA (Your very own fingerprint!) But what’s the point??? -We are ALL unique in our own ways! http://www.cyh.com/healthtopics/healthtopicdetailskids.aspx?p=335&np=286&id=2345#1 WHAT DOES DIVERSITY LOOK LIKE? Diversity is not just about the way that our bodies look What else do you think it could be? -Religions -The language we speak -What we want to be when we grow up! -The kind of house that we live in -Our cultures -Our nationality! All you have to do to find diversity is look around the classroom! Or your neighborhood! Or our school! http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/library/diversity1.jpg http://www.cyh.com/healthtopics/healthtopicdetailskids.aspx?p=335&np=286&id=2345#1 DIVERSITY BINGO Rules: Walk around the classroom with your sheet Ask your classmates if they apply to anything on the bingo sheet! The star in the middle is a free spot! Once you have FIVE in a row, yell BINGO Be sure that you are using your INSIDE voices http://www.instantbingocard.com/resources/premade-documents/screenshots/diversity-trivia-bingocards.jpg DIVERSITY IN OUR CLASSROOM Get with your new buddy for another Think, Pair, Share! Talk about these questions together: Where did you see differences between you and your classmates? Where did you see similarities between you and your classmates? Let’s share! As a class: What do you guys and gals think of this picture?! http://cte.umd.edu/programs/faculty/images/diversity.jpg DIVERSITY OUTSIDE OUR CLASSROOM Think about your very own brothers, sisters, cousins, friends…(or anyone else you know) Do you think that you and your family or friends look exactly alike? Do you sound exactly alike? Do you like all of the same things? http://clubliablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/multicultural_kiddos1.jpg You guys may be similar, but aren’t you different too?! When people are diverse: • Everything is interesting • We get to learn new things • The world has all kinds of exciting differences And best of all, Nobody is boring!