In third grade we've been discussing how we are each different and unique, and this is what makes us special. It doesn't matter how we look or how we talk, it is what is on the inside that counts. Treating others with respect and having empathy are ways that we can treat others fairly. We read The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss to visualize how caught up in looks we can become sometimes. Students were surprised how significant a little star became for the cast of characters and appalled by how they were taken advantage of for their insecurities.
To expand on the idea of understanding our unique traits, students were asked to take a personality quiz based on the MBTI. Students answered a series of questions to find out if they were extrovert/introvert, sensing/intuition, thinking/feeling, and judging/perception. Students received their unique codes and were given an informational sheet describing their personality. They will use this to complete the second part of the activity next time.