K.4: ‘Me’ collage
|Theme:||Developing identity and self-esteem|
|Learning Area:||Personal Development, Health and Physical Education|
Students make associations with characteristics that identify each of us, for example: food that we like; places that we like to go with our family and/ or friends; colours that we like; games that we like to play.
- This activity draws attention to the value placed on each student.
- Teachers may choose to limit the number of sentences that are modelled.
- At all times encourage positive statements. Teacher may have to question further or make suggestions to assist students to complete this activity
- The ‘Me’ collages may be stapled together to make a big book for shared reading activities.
- A3 paper, textas or crayons, glue/paste, magazines and scissors
- Ask students to sit in a circle with teacher. As a model, complete the following statement: “My name is X and I like to eat ____.” e.g. “My name is Mary and I like to eat sushi.” Ask students to each have a turn completing the statement.
- Model a sentence for each of the chosen items (places that I like to go, colours that I like, games I like to play).
- At tables, ask students to write or trace names. Ask students to think of positive descriptive statements about themselves and write them down.
- Ask students to create a personal collage using pictures cut from magazines or drawing food that they like to eat e.g. sushi, peaches, ice cream, broccoli.
- Collect collages and use the statements to reinforce the language structure learned. For example, “Coco likes to eat peaches. Coco likes to visit the park with her family“.