I began my reading Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni. This book features two main characters, a fish and a tadpole who believe they are the same. As time passes, more and more differences become apparent and they learn that they can still be friends. After reading this story, we discussed the differences between the two friends and how each one is unique. Just as fish is fish and frog is frog, Ms. Sepp is Ms. Sepp, Brain is Brian, and so forth.
During my next visit, we read I Like Myself written by Karen Beaumont. In this story we meet a young character that enjoys being silly. She reinforces that no matter how she looks or what others say, she is always herself. Self-confidence is the main theme of the story and this is captured through her secure statements.
Students worked on the next couple of pages in their book about themselves by cutting out pictures of things they like, drawing pictures of their families, and recording their favorite color.