"Antsy" for Others
Through interaction with literature, music and movement, children gain an understanding of respect for themselves and others. Students share their artistic understanding of community and respect with a children’s hospital or other local nonprofit.
Through listening and responding to literature, children gain an understanding of the concept of respect. They learn to see things from another’s point of view.
Students make a life-size picture of themselves. They verbally compare their attributes that make them unique. Display the self-portraits hand-in-hand at a local children’s hospital, if possible. Add captions or a list of dictated comments about what the children know about friendship, showing respect or caring about others in their community.
How can we gain a better understanding and respect for ourselves and others? Through the use of music and movement, children will enhance and promote self-respect and respect for others.