Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rainbow Fish Helps Us Build a Caring Community

Recently, my school – the International School of Morocco – hosted it’s first parent workshop on character and learner traits.  While the parents and a few of our teachers were busy, myself and another teacher brought all of the kids in the school together to learn about caring, using Rainbow Fish. 

We used Rainbow Fish to talk about caring at the International School of Morocco.First, we read Rainbow Fish in 3 languages.  I read it in English.  A lovely 4th grade student read it in French, and thanks to an IPad and YouTube, we also watched it in Spanish.  This multilingual approach meant that every student in the school was clear on the message of the story.

We also created our own Rainbow Fish together as a school  It was wonderful because all of the different levels of students (from 3 years old to 4th grade) worked together to create their fish.  The younger students simply colored their fish, but 1st grade and up added caring words to each of the scales on the fish before they colored.  We also glued a silver scale, which was cut fromWe used Rainbow Fish to talk about caring at the International School of Morocco. aluminum foil. 

To download our Rainbow Fish Template free, please feel free to stop by my blog – Raki’s Rad Resources


Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources

1 comment:

  1. One way to instill care to children is to get an aquarium and put some actual rainbow fishes in it. There are bulk fish food pellets or flakes that are affordable and then let them feed the fishes. The fishes can also serve as topics for responsibility and community building samples.


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