Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Building Character

Have you seen this video?

One of my 5th grade classes adopted this as a theme song a couple years ago.  Honestly, I was a little shocked.  I thought they'd be anti- Sesame Street, but maybe from the Black Eyed Peas brought in the cool factor.

I love the message of empowerment.

I created a worksheet for my students to fill out and choose some positive adjectives that describes them.  This was a great beginning of the year activity because I learned quickly which students struggled seeing themselves in a positive way and it helped me develop a positive relationship with them early on.

Then, we turned their main adjective into a classroom art project.  Click on the picture to be taken to my TPT store and download the freebie with directions.

When it came time for writing adjectives, I played this version of the video so the kids could see the words.



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  1. I hadn't seen the video before. Sometimes fifth graders are sentimental about their childhood. Then there's the cool factor. :)
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  2. This is the theme song for my class! I began using it last year and we played it every morning after we choral read our rules and expectations. LOVE it!

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  3. I love this idea!! I am so going to use it with my 4th graders. Hopefully this will help with building community too!


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