Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Pair of Respectacles

I'm a big fan of Barbara at The Corner on Character.  Her thoughtful and inspiring blog is definitely worth your visit.  She inspired me recently with this picture.
It's an audience full of people wearing respectacles.  Click on the picture to find out more.  You'll be glad you did.

I happen to have a pair of my own respectacles. 



Last week they helped my kids learn more about respect.  I started the day wearing them, and I told the kids that my respectacles would be on the lookout for someone who was showing respect.  That person then wore them for a bit before passing them on to some other respectful person.  This actually went on for two days, and the kids loved it.

This week I asked each child to draw a picture of respect.  I took a picture of them wearing the respectacles while holding their respectful picture, and it's turned into a class book.  (Shocking, I know.)






Thanks Barbara for teaching me about the power of a pair of respectacles!

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18 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post, Tammy - thanks for the shout out and for following up with your special twist on respectacles. AmAzInG! Love the book; what a treasure. I'm going to link it in tomorrow's post so my readers can see it, too.

    Barbara

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    1. Thank you Barbara for the inspiration. I couldn't have done it without you. Thanks for linking to me.

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  2. I am sharing this with my school counselor. This is a fantastic way to discuss respect!

    Jana
    Thinking Out Loud

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    1. Thanks Jana. You'll have to check out Barbara's site. It's full of fantastic ideas.

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  3. I LOVE this idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. I'm glad you found it worth reading.

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  4. Our school has a program that has showing RESPECT as one of it's main goals. I grapple with ways to help my first graders understand the concept. I love this idea. I'm going to use it in my classroom. Thank you for sharing. I found your blog thru Pinterest. I'm your newest follower.

    Mona
    First Grade Schoolhouse

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    1. Thanks Mona for finding me. I'm glad that this post will be helpful for your first graders too.

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  5. Another great idea!!
    Connie Anderson:)
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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  6. We did a respectacles lesson too! I like yours better though;)

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    1. Barbara, I'm not surprised that you were inspired by Barbara's lesson too. It's such a wonderful idea.

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  7. Great way to teach respect! And not surprised at all that it turned into a class book. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, yep, most anything turns into a class book in my room. :)

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  8. What a great lesson! I love your pictures!
    Literacy Minute

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    1. Thanks Sandi. The kids were pretty cute in those respectacles.

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  9. Such a great message for your student's Tammy! I love your writing workshop post too! Melissa

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