Growing and Changing Printable Concept Book - Children finish the sentence - When I was born I could..., When I was 3 years old I could..., etc.
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This downloadable workbook could be used in conjunction with the picture book 'When I Was Little: A Four Year Old's Memoir' by Jamie Lee Curtis. I would introduce the topic of change and continuity: stages and events in their lifetime, to children in Early Stage 1, by reading the picture book, then asking the children to discuss ways in which the main character has changed since she was a baby. Some examples of change in 'When I Was Little: A Four Year Old’s Memoir' are teeth growing, outgrowing a baby car seat, moving to a big bed, eating different food and going to preschool. This story also provides examples of continuity, as the book describes some things that have not changed, such as still wanting her grandmother to wait at the bottom of the slide and her parents to read her a story every night before bed.
I would then facilitate a discussion about students’ experiences and encourage them to describe changes and important stages or events in their own lives. The students could record their responses in the downloadable 'We Grow And Change' workbook.This workbook asks students to record important events or changes at different ages, and also asks students to consider what changes may occur in the future when they are teenagers and adults.
As the students are in Early Stage 1, and may not be able to express their ideas in sentences yet, the unlined pages and format of this workbook, allows for students to draw or write, depending on their ability. Although the emphasis of this lesson would be HSIE, it would also involve literacy and creative arts.
An alternate use for the workbook would be to ask the students to bring in photographs of themselves at different ages in their lives and paste them in the workbook under the appropriate headings.