Thursday, October 1, 2009

With Our Own Two Hands...

This is the extension of the The Colors of Us Revisited lesson using the book The Colors of Us by Karen Katz.

At the beginning of the next class, We listed to the Jack Johnson song "My Own Two Hands." We spoke about things that the students could do with their own two hands to change the world.

After listening to "My Own Two Hands," the students were instructed to use the sheet of their own unique color to trace their hand print. After they traced their hands, they cut them out. The students were instructed to decorate their hands using crayola construction paper crayons. They could either draw pictures on their hands of their favorite things or make a design.

The students then pasted their hands to a circle with a picture of the world in the center. I went around to each student and asked what they could do to change the world with their own two hands. We used the suggestions that the students came up with as a background for the bulletin board. Some examples were: "With my own two hands I can... be gentle, draw, help set the table, create art, give my pets love, clean up the Earth, and help others."

You can preview to the Jack Johnson song at the bottom of this post.






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