This week, we are thinking about the ways people can be both similar and different. By creating self-portraits as well as pictures of a classmate, students are working to build an understanding of the physical characteristics that make them similar while also unique. One important similarity that all people share which cannot be shown in a picture is the feelings we experience when we are respected. When people are kind, supportive, and make us feel included, we feel happy, safe, and comfortable. To think about this similarity, we read the book “Whoever You Are,” by Mem Fox. It helps to highlight the similar feelings of belonging, significance, and fun that all of us value.
If you have a moment, remind your children that no matter how similar or different someone looks, they always value and deserve to be respected.
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