Thursday, July 16, 2020

"I Am Enough" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partne...

(Book 4 of 13). The Morgan County Partnership's Positive Action program presents "I Am Enough" by Grace Byers.
"Like time, I’m here to be, and be everything I can.” The little girl in this story shines like the sun. She sings, soars, and stands like the mountains. “Like the winner, I’m here to win, and if I don’t, get up again.” She is strong and smart and loving and kind, but most importantly, she is herself, and that will always be enough."
With illustrations by Keturah A. Bobo, this beautiful book explores fun activities enjoyed by children of all colors and celebrates each child's unique qualities.
See a beautiful story unfold before your eyes then join Mrs. Hott for "Let's Talk About It" discussion questions suitable for all ages, at home and in the classroom too. For more on Positive Actions, health, and community wellness, follow the Daily Dose at; Instagram @positiveactions.mcp;; and get the free mobile APP from AppleStore and GooglePlay.

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Read the first three pages. What language pattern do you
What does the author mean by, “Like the sun, I’m here to
What does the author mean by, “Like time, I’m here to be,
and be everything I can”?
Read the pages, “Like the champ, I’m here to fight” and
“Like the heart, I’m here to love.” How is it possible to do
What activities do the children enjoy in this story?
What does it mean to be, “Like a ladder, here to climb, and
like the air, to rise above”?
Read the page, “I’m not meant to be like you; you’re not
meant to be like me.” Do you agree? Why or why not?
Explain what the author means after reading the page,
“And in the end, we are right here to live a life of love, not
What do the children mean at the end of the story when
they declare, “I am enough”?

Extension Activities
Body Language. Provide each student with a large piece
of mural paper. Have the students work in pairs. While one
student lies down on the paper, the other student uses a pencil
to trace around the partner’s body. Students should cut out
their body and color the paper, adding hair, eyes, nose, mouth,
hands, feet, and clothing. Display the cutouts on the wall to
show how different and special all the students are.
Me Mobile. Ask the students to recall
some of the activities that the children
enjoyed doing in this story, and then ask
them to think about activities that they enjoy
doing themselves. Tell the students that they will
create a “Me Mobile” to highlight their favorite activities.
Give each student 4–6 pieces of poster board and have
them draw on each piece an activity that they enjoy doing.
Punch a hole in the top of each piece and tie a piece of yarn
to it. Use different lengths and colors of yarn. Then tie each
piece to a hanger. Display the “Me Mobiles” in the classroom.
Mirror Image. Reread aloud the page, “I know that we don’t
look the same: our skin, our eyes, our hair, our frame.” Bring in
some mirrors for the students to use. Have them look carefully
at themselves in the mirror and then make a self-portrait by first
sketching their face and then adding color.
Like Me. Ask the students to recall the
similes in this story and list them on a
chart. Examples include “Like the sun, I’m
here to shine,” “Like the voice, I’m here to
sing,” and “Like the bird, I’m here to fly.” Have
the students compose a poem using this language
pattern to describe themselves (e.g. “like the wind, I
race up a hill”). Students should illustrate their poem,
and then the poems can be collated into a class book.

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