We read Margaret Hillert’s Just Me poem today.
It was fun talking to them about uniqueness and why it is important to embrace one’s differences. We also talked about how we should treat others knowing that everyone has their own preferences.
I guess you could say that I wasn’t expecting much insight from them. They are in third grade and (based on previous experiences), I know that understanding the message of poems is quite a challenge for them. So when my student told me that the ‘skin’ the author was talking about in this poem is actually someone’s personality and that trying to copy someone else and not being yourself would just be weird , I was just blown away.
I realized how much these kids have matured and just how much I will be missing them.
I love you kiddos! Go and amaze us more~
credits: Just Me picture