A day with the Simpsons

Hi! I am Lisa Simpson. Today, is mothers’ day. Come and see how my family celebrate this wonderful occasion.

What about year 2007?
3 r 200 Yea
Year 2 004

Year 2006

Year

2005

I really hope that my mother will like what I have planned for her on mothers’ day. She’s really a great mother to me.

Mothers’ day is coming. I wonder what the children have planned for me… I hope it’s something sweet.

Let’s take her to the Bird Park.

No! I prefer Sentosa. Tsk, tsk tsk…

Why bother? Why make such a big fuss out of mothers’ day? Just buy her a cake.

What?! Just a cake? No way!

Oh, well. We will think of something.

Now, I need to complete my homework. This is very difficult. I should ask for some help from 5D pupils.

Group Activity
Our family web

Roles of family members
father mother

daughter

son

grandmother

grandfather

Group Activity
Our family web

Timer

Group Presentation
Our family web

Presenter Group: _________

Rubrics for Our Family Web
Very neat Very organised Neat Organised Fairly neat Fairly organised 0 - 4 relevant points for each member of the family

Evaluating Group: _______

Presentation Content

10 or more 5 – 9 relevant points relevant points for for each member of each member of the family the family

Working with others

Members always Members sometimes Members rarely listen and support listen and support one listen and one and another another support one another 7 – 8 family 4 – 6 members members covered covered 1 – 3 members covered

Task completion Total number of Homer collected

Hey, Lisa. What are you doing?

I’m trying to play a tune for mother. Listen to it, ok?

“Mama” by il Divo
Mama, thank you for who I am Thank you for all the things I'm not Forgive me for the words unsaid For the times I forgot Mama remember all my life You showed me love, you sacrificed Think of those young and early days How I've changed along the way [ along the way ] And I know you believed And I know you had dreams And I'm sorry it took all this time to see That I am where I am because of your truth And I miss you, yeah I miss you Mama forgive the times you cried Forgive me for not making right All of the storms I may have caused And I've been wrong, Dry your eyes [ dry your eyes ] And I know you believed And I know you had dreams And I'm sorry it took all this time to see That I am where I am because of your truth And I miss you, yeah I miss you Mama I hope this makes you smile I hope you're happy with my life At peace with every choice I made How I've changed along the way [ along the way ] And I know you believed in all of my dreams And I owe it all to you, Mama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWJTKc2-SWU

Nice song. However, check out this video which my friend emailed to me. I think it will be great to show mother.

That was a really emotional video. However, how do we relate the video to us? I will need to ask for help again.

Individual Activity Part 1
About Danial
Timer

Individual Activity Part 2
Taking Perspectives
Timer

Oh, wow! Do you realise something Lisa? We have learnt so much about SocialEmotional Skills. Let me show you .what I’ve learnt

Self Awareness

Social Awareness

Self Management

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL COMPETENCIES
Relationship Management Responsible Decision Making

• Identify and recognise emotions • Recognise strengths, needs and values

• Perspective taking • Empathy • Respect for others

• Impulse control and stress management •Self-motivation and discipline

Self Awareness

Social Awareness

Self Management

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL COMPETENCIES
Relationship Management
• Showing care and concern for others • Problem solving •Personal, moral and ethical responsibility

Responsible Decision Making
• Problem identification and situation analysis

I am telling you this for the last time… My suggestion for the mothers’ day celebration is better than yours.

But… I don’t think so.

Stop fighting. I think the best mothers’ day present for your mother would be behaving well and telling her how much you appreciate all that she has done for you. Be it the smallest thing such like cleaning your grazed knee or even wiping your tears.

Dad made a good point. Yes. I’m going to write mom a letter telling her how much I appreciate her cooking and that she’s the bestest mother in the whole wide world.

On mothers’ day after presenting the gift…

Thank you for whipping up a hearty dinner, children. This will be a memorable mothers’ day for me.

June Holidays Project Work
Portfolio: Get to know your mother better using • the Cookin’ Up Books template • Read For one more day by Mitch Albom and write a book review

References
• • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWJTKc2-SWU Steve Springer, Brandy Alexander and Kimberly Persiani-Becker, Ed.D (2002). The McGraw-Hill Companies. The Creative Teacher: An encyclopedia of ideas to energize your curriculum. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-147280-7 • Jean Feldman (2000). Gryphon houses inc. Transition tips and tricks for teachers. ISBN13: 978-0-87659-216-8

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Done by: Nur Ain Binte Mohamed Amin (Temasek Primary School) Micheal Yee Boon Wee (Temasek Primary School) Lo Hui Ying (Radin Mas Primary School) Janice Yim (Nan Hua Primary School)