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    Rainbow Fish
    By Melanie

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    I teach computer to classes in a K-2 setting. During my orientation I read the book "Rainbow Fish" and discuss how special and unique every person is.

    I precut a very large fish (2 cut outs) and stapled him together. Each class helped stuff the fish after we read the book. By the end of the day, he was stuffed.

    The following day I discussed the wonders of being special and unique incorporating rules of expectation for the class. At the end of the class I gave each student a torn piece of construction paper...their scale (one color per class). They wrote their name on the pretend scale and we taped it to the fish. One child received a special shiny scale (aluminum foil) to tape to the fish representing their class. You will need to establish how you will choose the student.

    After every class had taped their scale to the fish, we hung our very large fish in the computer room. He was caught in a net which hung from the ceiling.

    We used a fishing pole for our lessons of reading, math, and language. We "fished" each day for a different lesson.

    The kids loved this activity.

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