#2 = dreaming
Yes, my family say I'm a dreamer. If a day goes past when I'm not dreaming up some new idea to make life better then it's a bad day. It's so important to recognize and appreciate our kids for who they are. If one of your kids is a dreamer, or if you just want to explore dreaming and dreamers, follow along with me into the world of dreaming:
- John Lennon seems to have qualified as a dreamer - lyrics from Imagine by John Lennon. You can watch John at YouTube (I'm not sure on the copyright legality so I'm not going to provide a link. There's plenty of material about John at Amazon.com.
- Apparently whole families are cheering for this Dreamer! Artist Girl doesn't agree. Maybe she's skewed from watching "Dr Who" and "Aliens".
- The UK has it's own, new Little Dreamer in the form of Beth Rowley - check out what BBC has to say about her latest album, or listen to extracts on Amazon.com
- Here's a Civil War lesson plan that explores soldiers' dreams of home
- A lesson plan on Freud and dream interpretation
- What about Dr Martin Luther King Jr and his dream? There must be endless information on the web related to this. Here's a lesson plan for K-2 from Edsitement and another plan that covers leaders of the 1960's and analysis of the content of speeches. Usborne has a great little MLK biography that's perfect for a third grade reader, but will interest 9-12 yr olds.
- And we can't forget JFK - lots of lesson plan ideas for thinking about him and his biography from the White House.
- How about a vacuum dreamer who likes to invent and a sea dreamer who loves to sail.
- What playing tetris can reveal about our dreams at New Scientist.
- Sometimes it's hard to figure out where we want to go in life. A dreamboard may be the way to go!
- Who was thrashed, put on bread and water, and vowed to only travel in their dreams thereafter? Find out at the Eide blog.
- There are plenty of lesson plans on A Midsummer Night's Dream - try WebEnglishTeacher and E-Mints for starters. Pop over to UsborneReading for related book suggestions.