Celebrate Classroom Diversity
Celebrate Diversity within your Classroom!
In every classroom, it's extremely important for teachers to create a safe and loving environment where all students feel accepted (by each other and by their teacher). This resource allows for students to share about their special traditions or past memory that is very important to them and create a special bond with their peers and teacher(s). This resource has been used in my classroom during the holiday season.
Students can begin by reflecting on a past memory or special tradition they celebrate this time of year or throughout the whole year! Next, they write about it and then decorate a piece of the STAR PUZZLE WITH 26 PIECES. Finally, students share the puzzle piece with the class and tell about the holiday they celebrate. An extension activity is available for students to reflect on the lesson through writing.
The class or the teacher can put together the puzzle and display it in the classroom or hallway with the tagline "We Shine Brighter TOGETHER"
This Resource includes:
- Before you start your lesson set-up and preparation steps
- Step-by-step lesson plan
- List of materials needed
- Discussion questions
- Student Observations Note-Taking Sheet
- A separate file of each puzzle piece (26 pieces)
- Writing Prompts and Paper for during the Activity and After
FOR EVEN MORE PIECES: The puzzle pieces are big enough to be cut in half, if needed.
Definitely appropriate for any age classroom K-12!