Grades 3-5 - Language Arts, Critical Thinking
Describe World Teachers’ Day. Ask students why they think that this day was created and is celebrated all over the world.
Print the word “Teacher” in the centre of a piece of chart paper. Brainstorm with students all the words and images that come to mind when they think of teachers. Remind students about brainstorming rules (e.g., appropriate answers are accepted, everyone participates).
Remind students that teachers have decided to go to school for many years to learn how to teach kids important things that will help them to be the best they can be. They work very hard to keep students safe, appreciated, and excited about learning.
Display the following open-ended statement on a chart or whiteboard and ask students to think about how they would complete the sentence: “The thing I like most about teachers is…” Share answers.
Close by suggesting that when they see teachers in the halls today, they stop and say “thank you for being a teacher!”