All About Me
- "Special T-Bone"
When Emily Elizabeth starts work on a project titled "What Makes Me Special," it gets all of the dogs thinking about what makes them special. T-Bone isn't quite sure, but soon discovers that he has a special gift of making others feel good.
- Arthur - "Sue Ellen's Lost Diary"
Poor Sue Ellen has lost the one thing she's never withouther diary. But as her friends help her look for it, they start to wonderhow come she won't let them read it? What's IN this diary anyway? The basis of an Arthur chapter book.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Good for Me! - Discuss your personal talents and accomplishments, and create illustrations of new things you have learned to do. Describe how learning new things makes you feel.
- Arthur: Thumbprints - Develop an understanding that each human being is unique and special. Investigate uniqueness by making and then examining thumbprints with a magnifying glass.
- Barney: One Nose, Two Eyes - Count to ten. Draw a picture of yourself, counting each body part as you draw (two eyes, one nose, and so on).
- Clifford: All About Me! - Build a healthy self-esteem and appreciation for your own uniqueness by making an original "All About Me" book.
- Dragon Tales: Dragon Sails: Understanding and Appreciating Differences - Develop a sense of self and appreciation for differences by creating a free-verse poem that lists what Ord can do because he is big. Create another poem of what you can do because you are little, and draw pictures to illustrate the poems.
- It's a Big, Big World: My how I've grown! - Have your child draw pictures to represent new skills recently mastered. Then discuss the pictures and ask your child to think about the ways she has grown and developed that allows her to do these new things.
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: An "Inside" Growing Chart - Appreciate the big and little ways one grows - both inside and out - by marking growth events on a wall chart.
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: My Family and Me - Learn about families by writing and illustrating a book about family members.
Play and Watch Online
- Arthur: High Five - Print an Arthur award to celebrate your accomplishments.
- Between the Lions: Yesterday I Had the Blues - Explore emotions associated with colors and learn the importance of family as you read along with this poem.
- Dragon Tales: Dragon Badge - Choose and decorate a dragon badge to celebrate your accomplishments.
- Postcards from Buster: Build a Flag - Use interactive tools to create a flag that describes you.
- Don't Laugh at Me
By Steve Seskin, Allen Shamblin, and Glin Dibley
Published September 2002 by Ten Speed Press
The children in this picture book are all different. A boy wears glasses. A girl wears braces. One is the last picked. Another is the last to raise a hand. Don't laugh at me is about common courtesy and respect. Based on a song written by Seskin and Shamblin, this book includes the sheet music, lyrics, and a CD with vocal and instrumental versions.
- Me and My Senses
By Joan Sweeney and Annette Cable
Published March 2003 by Random House Children's Books
In this overview of the senses, the narrator demonstrates how she uses her senses to experience her pizza lunch. In addition, she explains in simple terms how the sense organs function. A final pictorial chart lists some of the things the senses can see, hear, feel, smell, and taste.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.