Accepting Differences Within a Caring Classroom Community Managing Classroom Dynamics by Building  a Connected  Classroom ...
Objectives <ul><li>Students will: </li></ul><ul><li>Define the word community  </li></ul><ul><li>Gain understanding of ind...
What is a Community?  <ul><li>Teacher writes down students’ ideas of “What is a community?”  They view the pictures of com...
Begin to Establish The Classroom Community <ul><li>Review the class definition of community and tell the students that the...
Understanding Individual Differences <ul><li>Students in groups of two or three read books </li></ul><ul><li>to gain under...
Classroom Skits Students recognize the diversity within their school and perform skits to demonstrate ways to include othe...
T-Shirt  Collage <ul><li>Students create a T-shirt collage to represent their individual interests.  The teacher shares he...
Creating the Classroom   Rules <ul><li>Discuss the importance of creating rules to keep people and their property safe. St...
Voting Day Students go to the computer lab and locate the computer file that  has the class list of rules.  They vote for ...
Resources <ul><li>Books: </li></ul><ul><li>Choi, Y. ((2001).  Name jar . New York: Dell. </li></ul><ul><li>  Cohen, M. (19...
Reflection <ul><li>In third grade students learn about communities.  At the beginning of the year, it is important to lear...
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Accepting Differences Within A Caring Classroom Community

  1. 1. Accepting Differences Within a Caring Classroom Community Managing Classroom Dynamics by Building a Connected Classroom Community of Learners By: Suzanne Uselman
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Students will: </li></ul><ul><li>Define the word community </li></ul><ul><li>Gain understanding of individual differences through books </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize diversity within their school and act out ways to include individuals in school activities </li></ul><ul><li>Design a T-shirt collage expressing their individual interests </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the importance of classroom rules and create a list of rules </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize that voting is a responsibility of a citizen within a community </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Community? <ul><li>Teacher writes down students’ ideas of “What is a community?” They view the pictures of communities that the teacher has downloaded from the following websites: http://www.acclaimimages.com/search_terms/communities.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.community.webshots.com </li></ul><ul><li>Then they decide on a class definition for the word community. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Begin to Establish The Classroom Community <ul><li>Review the class definition of community and tell the students that the classroom is also a community. </li></ul><ul><li>Students listen to the picture book Skin Again and watch the video Wormhead to build understanding of accepting someone new. </li></ul><ul><li>After reading the book and watching the video, students work in small groups to discuss some ideas one should consider when meeting someone new. The spokesperson for each group shares their ideas. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Understanding Individual Differences <ul><li>Students in groups of two or three read books </li></ul><ul><li>to gain understanding of individual differences. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Classroom Skits Students recognize the diversity within their school and perform skits to demonstrate ways to include others in their school activities.
  7. 7. T-Shirt Collage <ul><li>Students create a T-shirt collage to represent their individual interests. The teacher shares her example. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Creating the Classroom Rules <ul><li>Discuss the importance of creating rules to keep people and their property safe. Students view examples of classroom rules located at: </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/misc/back/rules/elem </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/more/management/files/classroomrule </li></ul><ul><li>Students create a list of rules for the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher uses this list to make a ballot saving it as a word document in the classroom folder. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Voting Day Students go to the computer lab and locate the computer file that has the class list of rules. They vote for what they feel are the five most important rules for the classroom. After they finish voting, they save the ballot to their folder. Later in the day the teacher tallies the votes and publishes a class list of rules.
  10. 10. Resources <ul><li>Books: </li></ul><ul><li>Choi, Y. ((2001). Name jar . New York: Dell. </li></ul><ul><li>  Cohen, M. (1983). See you tomorrow, Charles . New York: Dell. </li></ul><ul><li>  Cole, H. & Vogl, N. (2005). Am I a color too? Bellevue, WA: Illumination Arts. </li></ul><ul><li>  Hooks, B. (2004). Skin again . New York: Hyperion. </li></ul><ul><li>  Lucado, M. (2002). If only I had a green nose . Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. </li></ul><ul><li>  Mayer, G. & M. (1992). A very special critter . New York: Golden Book. </li></ul><ul><li>  Millman, I. (2000). Moses goes to school . New York: Frances Foster Books. </li></ul><ul><li>  Ripley, M. ((2003). Private and confidential: A story about Braille . New York: Dial Books. </li></ul><ul><li>  Rosenthal, A. K. & Lichtenheld, T. (2007). The ok book . New York: HarperCollins. </li></ul><ul><li>  Uhlberg, M. ((2005). Dad, Jackie and me . Atlanta: Peachtree . </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Websites: </li></ul><ul><li>  http://www.acclaimimages.com/search_terms/communities.html </li></ul><ul><li>  http://www.community.webshots.com </li></ul><ul><li>  http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/misc/back/rules/elem </li></ul><ul><li>  http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/more/management/files/classroomrule </li></ul><ul><li>  Video: </li></ul><ul><li>  KoolKidz Television & Publishing LLC (Producers). (2007). Wormhead . [Video] </li></ul>
  11. 11. Reflection <ul><li>In third grade students learn about communities. At the beginning of the year, it is important to learn about one another and together create a safe and caring learning environment. Providing students with literature and role playing examples will help foster acceptance of one another. My hope is that each student will see himself or herself as a valued citizen in our classroom community. </li></ul>

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