Don't Say Ain't
Ranger reads a book that tells of an event that makes three friends different and how they are able to overcome their differences. This chant will be learned rather quickly before the ranger even begins to read the book. Through anticipation, prediction and reasoning the students and ranger will discuss the story that unfolds an event that finds three friends going in different directions. Students will see how their actions can affect others feelings and discover ways resolve it. This activity becomes interactive when the jump rope chant from the book is continued outside with jump ropes and hopscotch. This lesson can be modified for 1st through 5th grade. Maximum number of students is 35. Larger groups can be divided and alternate between other programs, galleries or movie. Students will be seated around the ranger and spend about 15 minutes playing games of the 1950's.
- Language Arts, Physical Education, Reading, Social Studies
- National/State Standards:
- CCSS ELA-Literacy 4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicityly and when drawing inferences from the text.
- respect, courage, character education, conflict resolution
- Field Trips