Pinterest Finds and Fifth Grade
Dr. Haynes shared something with the staff at the start of the year that really struck a chord with me. In a creative way she had us wonder about what we stand for and what’s important to us and whether or not that message is clear to those around us. In response to that I put up this bulletin board outside my office and in my first guidance class I spend some time talking about what it means to me, what it means for them and what I hope for all of the students at Memorial.
First trimester, fifth graders are focusing on self-esteem in guidance class. If our children are feeling good about themselves they are happy to come to school and they are ready to learn. The project they are completing is another one I found on Pinterest. https://socialworkscrapbook.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/self-esteem-portraits/
- Inside the head are 20 things they like about themselves
- Surrounding the head is an uplifting quote that they chose from a list I provided or that they researched and found on their own.
- Outside of the head are compliments that classmates wrote to them.
- The watercolors are colors and styles of their choosing.
Mrs. Patkin’s class was the first class to finish this project and here are some of their finished products.
Another Pinterest find added to our discussions on kindness and self-esteem. Students wrote kind or positive things to each other on sticky notes and added it to this poster on a classroom door. The poster stayed in their room for 4 weeks and students would add to the door during free moments in their day. The poster will move with me to Mr. LaPorte’s class next week when they get started on their self-esteem projects. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/94364554672088841/