My students need hinged, double openings, desktop picture frames to create a digital story that highlights the things that make them beautiful.
My students are an awesome group of 3rd grade service workers. We are Team Paws! It's our goal to change the world with kindness. Even the smallest kind act can mean a lot; hold the door, smile at someone, use your manners, be humble, and be kind, always.
My students understand that what they do and say matters.
They know their actions can make a difference. As members of Team Paws, they learn we truly DO rise by lifting others. Our motto, Spread Kindness, is what makes being a part of Team Paws so special and important. Team Paws is a group of 30 little kids giving back to our community through volunteerism.
For this project, my students will create digital pieces of writing that exemplify all of the wonderful things that make them beautiful, unique, and perfectly imperfect.
In my classroom we say daily affirmations that promote positive self talk.
I am kind.
I am hard-working. I am enough. I am perfect just the way I was made. I am thoughtful. I am a good friend. I am smart. I matter. I am beautiful. I am unique.
This is how we start our day each morning. I always tell my kids negative self talk is not allowed and even the words we say inside our brains, to ourselves, should be kind. Always.
My students will reflect upon the things that make them beautiful, unique, and perfectly imperfect. Their observations will be recorded in a digital writing that will be paired with a picture of him or herself and displayed in the frames requested in this project.
Now picture this...
Each child will select an "I am" statement that I will write on the palm of his or her hand. Next, with hand outstretched, I will take a photograph of each child with the primary focus zooming in on his or her hand.
It might say... I am smart, I am brave, I am a good friend, etc.
Now, the kids will use multimedia to create a digital story, or Word Cloud, that explains to the reader all of the things that make him or her beautiful and unique. The photograph and Word Cloud will be displayed together in the frames.
Now, more than ever, it's our responsibility to teach kids the importance of self-love while also teaching them to be empathetic enough to see the beauty in others.
Thank you for your kind consideration to assist me in showing my kids the beauty that resides in all of them.
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|5x7 Inches Hinged Foldable Double Openings Desktop Picture Frame with Glass Front (5x7, Grey) • Amazon Business||$11.99||28||$335.72|
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