So last week my kiddos learned about rainbows. To wrap up our week, we read the story Rainbow Fish. It's one of my favorite stories...simple and sweet. I have done this lesson for a few years now. This lesson originated when I was awarded Teacher of the Year at my old school in Austin. The superintendent scheduled to visit the schools of all the TOYs in the district. So when she came to my school, I wanted to make sure I had a lesson that focused on the most important part of my classroom, the students.
After we read the story, we talked about why the Rainbow Fish was special before and after he had all his sparkling scales. We discussed how our differences make us special. We talked about how important it is to share our "specials" or gifts with everyone.
Next, we made a list of the reasons why we are special.
Students are also expected to write three reasons why they are special. They can choose to use the the reasons we listed as a class or try to write their very own.
I asked the kids to tell me why I was special. Here are their reasons:
The kids had a lot of fun creating their own mini Rainbow fish. I had a lot of fun reading their reasons. Here is one of my favorites!
Three reasons why I am special...
1. I am gonna be a good doctor.
2. I have a great teacher.
3. I have a good mom.