We are really enjoying our Peter Reynolds author study as part of the Global Read Aloud. This week's book was "Ish".
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In this book, the main character, Ramon, loved to draw...anytime, anything, anywhere. But he got discouraged when his older brother laughed at his drawings and asked what they were. Ramon started working harder to make his pictures "just right" but he usually failed at it, so he would crumple up his work. His younger sister came along and rescued them and taught Ramon that his drawings were "ish" and how to love them again.
Here is a video of somone reading the book, so you'll understand the story:
We had our Family Wellness Worker, Miss Joy, come and do a lesson with us. She loves this book and it's message...how we all have "ish" qualities. She also shared the inspiring story of two brothers (Connor and Cayden) and how Connor appreciates his brother's "ish" qualities. Here's the video of these two brothers:
Then it was time for us to think about our "ish" qualities. Miss Joy gave each of us a sheet that looked like this:
The next step was to tape the paper to our backs. We then went around to as many classmates as we could and wrote something on their paper that we thought made them "fabulish". No one could look at their own paper though because it was taped to our backs. Here are some pictures of us doing the activity:
Finally, when the time was up, we took our paper off of our backs and read what our classmates had written about what makes us "fabulish". It was so amazing to see our page filled with comments from our classmates!
Here are some completed pages...just look at all of those comments!
We are also a bucket filling school and this activity really helped everyone to fill each other's bucket (and our own!)
We were wondering...What makes you "fabulish"?
What are other ways to celebrate your "ish" qualities?