Look at me!
8-10 years old
Primary CMS area
Area 1 – Personal effectiveness
Other CMS areas
Area 2 – Managing relationships
Activity 1. Look at me …what do you see? Activity 2. What do I see? Activity 3. Do we agree?
General objective: to help pupils understand who they are and how others see them. Specific objectives: to interact confidently and well with others; to build positive relationships with others ; to accept different points of view; to recognize one’s weaknesses and strengths
Activity 1: The teacher introduces the activity to the pupils. He/she gives them the materials and checks that they follow the given directions. Then the teacher collects the pupils’ outputs and summarizes all the adjectives, etc. on a blank playing card for each pupil.
Activity 2 (art activity): The teacher provides the pupils with the materials to carry out the activity (to create a mini-poster with pictures or words representing themselves using magazines, etc.). Once the posters are ready, the teacher hangs them so that they are clearly visible to everybody.
Activity 3: The teacher elicits the pupils’ attention by showing them a box which contains the playing cards created in activity one. The teacher asks them questions to arouse their curiosity about the contents of the box. The pupils are invited to guess what they are going to do. The teacher then explains the activity. He/she calls a pupil to draw a playing card from the box. The pupil reads the playing card out aloud and the teacher asks them to match it with the poster they think it is describing. When the game is over, the teacher starts a discussion to see if all the pupils agree. If not, they can also change the matches and justify why.
The teacher guides the pupils to reflect on what they are good at and what they should improve. The discussion can then develop into a discussion on strengths and weaknesses.
All what is needed to carry out the activities (paper, cardboard, coloured pencils, markers, scissors, glue, magazines and newspapers, fabric, etc.).
1 hour (10 min. for the teacher’s introduction, and pupils’ questions, 45 min. for the activity, depending on the number of the students)
2 hours (10 min. for the preparation of materials and for the teacher’s introduction, 1 hour and a half to create the posters, 10 min. to collect the posters and hang them).
1 ½ hour (15 min. for the teacher’s introduction, 45 min. for “Do we agree?” activity, 30 min. for final discussion and possible changes.) The activity can be reviewed in the following days, by emphasizing the pupils’ strengths and weaknesses.
Role of the Teachers
Individual work, art workshop, group work
The pupils’ assessment will be made by observing their way to organize their ideas, their work and how they motivate their choices