The Grade 3's are developing an understanding of the term "Quality of Life" and all the components that add or take away from one's quality of life. Through discussion, research, and story telling the students are gaining perspective into other's quality of life to help them see the value in their own.
Students read a variety of story books and examined the lives of the story characters to learn of the feelings that characterize a person's quality of life. As a group we began to consider factors that might improve their quality of life.
The criteria for the most enriching factors include:
Feelings that make us happy, feelings that make us sad
Students sorted feelings into two categories: Feelings that make us happy, and feelings that make us sad. The purpose of this activity was to introduce students an array of feelings that can affect one's quality of life. Students then paired up the feelings with their opposites. For example: Healthy/sick, loved/lonely, safe/afraid.
Jigsaw - Factors affecting quality of life
As we continue to put the puzzle pieces of quality of life together, we will explore a project that will present this concept to students in a way that relates specifically to them as individuals.
Please have an informal discussion with your child about the things he/she needs in life in order to feel safe and happy. These can include family, friends, a home, community, school, food to eat, activities to do, doctors and medicine to stay healthy, games and toys to play with, places of interest to go like movie theatres, museums... and much more.
We ask the you help your child collect pictures that represent these ideas. Remember, they must relate specifically to your child. These will be used in a collage so please be sure that they are pictures that can be cut (magazine pics, colour prints of photos, etc.). Each child will need enough pictures to cover an 8.5 x 11 page.
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