Frame a Special Item

If you could frame something important to you, what would it be, where would you hang it, and why would you choose this particular thing to frame? These questions launch a lesson designed to help class members get to know each other. Pupils watch a short video introducing these questions, then craft their responses to share with the class.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Model the activity by bringing in an item special to you or a member of your family
  • Post or project an image of the Peanuts character Linus and his blanket
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a projection device for the video
  • The fifth of 10 activities in the First Days of School series
  • Copies of the "My Very Special Item" handout are required for each participant
  • An excellent ice breaker for the first days of school
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