January 6, 2013

IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT - CHARACTER UNIT

When I was sitting down to plan out my next few weeks, I realized that a bunch of my boggy buddies have provided me with all of the MLK ditties a girl could ask for.  So, I decided to jump ship and run with a parallel idea that I incorporated into the mix this time last year . . . It's okay to be different!



This collection of activities focuses on character traits, team building, and acceptance.  I have found it to be a very nice complement to my Martin Luther King Jr. studies.  



This mini pack includes a class book, writing activities, character posters, center ideas, whole class ditties, and more.

Last year I made the It's Okay to Be Different Class Book with my kiddos and they did such a good job with it.  They loved sharing "unique" things about themselves and it quickly became one of the most read books in our classroom.



My favorite page of the book (hands down) belonged to the sweetie in the purple . . . "It's okay to have a scab on your face."  Priceless.  

I have included one of the class book page options from the packet as a free download - thank you for visiting me today.  You can snag it down below.  If you are interested in reading more about my It's Okay to Be Different Packet, CLICK HERE.  
CLICK HERE to get this class book page.
Thank you Jessica Stanford and Teaching in a Small Town for the great graphic/font support :)

Alright, I am off to shower and make copies for tomorrow.  My copy count is through the roof . . . gonna beg the hubs to take me to his business to make copies after the football game.  The joys of having a man who works for his dad :)  Good luck tomorrow my friends.  



19 comments:

  1. What a great idea for a unit! It looks adorable, and it's something we can all use in our classroom. And making copies at your husband's office is one of the best perks I can think of!

    Have a great Monday!

    Halle
    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

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  2. Love this! Yes, it is okay to be different and even in my 30s I like to be reminded.... I'll be using it this week.
    Don't even talk to me about copy counts...

    Christy
    Crayons and Whimsy

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  3. She strikes again! Fantastic!!!!!!! :)

    Gonna go snag this little dittie and get to coping myself!
    ;)
    Kelly

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  4. Loooove! Heading over now, girl!
    http://growingfirsties.blogspot.com

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  5. This is really great! We actually have limits on our copies. :( only 1500 a month! ugh

    sarah
    teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

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  6. What a perfect time of year to discuss differences & work on character building. Love this girl!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  7. Love this! I've been looking for a fun class book to do with my kiddos... this is it! :)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  8. What a GREAT class book! Will go perfect with MLK activities. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Lindsay
    For the Love of First Grade

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  9. I love it. We are making books in January for literacy week and giving them to the local children's hospital. This will be a great addition.

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  10. I love this idea for a unit! Thanks so much! Those little girls are precious. :)
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  11. Precious unit! LOVE it...you always have the best ideas, Kelley! :)

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  12. Love that unit! Thanks for the freebie! It is such an important topic to teach in school today. I just love the scab page. Too cute! Keep up the amazing work!

    ThePolishedTeacher

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  13. That is such a great idea. You are right, this would really tie in well with MLK. Also, it would be a great way to make a connection with the kids.

    Jennifer
    Darling Little Learners

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  14. It IS ok to be different! (Believe me, I know from experience!! lol)
    Hugs,
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  15. Love this Kelley! What a wonderful lesson!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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  16. This is FABULOUS!
    Amber
    www.laueslittles.blogspot.com

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  17. WOW! This is seriously great!!!!

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