1 piece of paper for each student – (Star size is dependent on size of the paper.)
Scissors to share
Copies of Dream Star Directions – 1 per student or project on Smart Board
- Put learners in groups of 3-5.
- Lead learners through the creation of a five-pointed star (see ‘Dream Star Directions’ pattern) and instruct them to write his/her strengths/talents on the points of the star.
- In the group have each learner share what is written on his/her star and then have the group share their ideas of that person’s strengths and potential. Add these to the star.
- Have the group ‘Mill to music’ –(see music links above) and share with at least two other people their strengths.
Final Instructions to participants:
“Before you sit down, discuss with your current partner the following question: "Why is encouraging me to work out of a strength important to achieving my dream?”
Suggestion: Display stars and/or have students save them in their journals for future use.