D.R.E.A.M. Process – Fourth Step

A – Acquire the Dream! - To define the vision/dream through exploration

Goal

To define the vision/dream through exploration

Cultural Components

  • Expectation #6- We will recognize every effort and applaud it. Includes: Literature, Music, Videos, Vocabulary, Writing Prompts, and Activities at three levels: Elementary - Middle School - High School
  • Life Principle: Effort - Includes activities, quote posters, literature/poetry, and other resources at three levels: Elementary - Middle School - High School
  • Quote: ”If it is to be, it is up to me.” --William H. Johnsen

Media

Option: Technology Activity: Using their smart phones or iPads have students open their browser and search for ‘Top 10 Inspirational quote slide show’. It will take them to a slide show of these quotes.
For use with Smart Board, click on this address Top 10 Dream Quotes
Option: Top 10 Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Ask them to pick their favorite quote or two and enter in their journal or save in NOTES on their phone for future use.

Suggested Activities

PreK – 2

Use the literature resources below to explore examples of the characters acquiring their dream.

(Directions for Hand’y Curriculum Connections)


1) The Dot by Peter H Reynolds

  • The DOT video 3:45 min. by Peter Reynolds This is a story for anyone who has been afraid to express themselves and really let their inner talents out. The story features a young girl, Vashti, who tells her teacher she cannot draw. The teacher replies with ”make a mark and see where it takes you” and that is the start of the girl’s wonderful journey.

Question and Answer Interview with Peter Reynold

  • International DOT DAY Information - After signing up there is a free download for an Educator’s Handbook for International DOT DAY.

2) ISH by Peter Reynolds 5:14 min.
(Candlewick Press) Ages 3-7 What happens when a reckless comment from an
older sibling destroys a Ramon’s serious passion for drawing? Luckily his older
sister sees things differently. A vase doesn’t have to look just like a vase, just
vase-ISH, she says. Thinking “ish-ly” is just the right remedy for Ramon’s
creativity to bloom.

Journal Reflection: (Select One)
Have learners draw or write for 3-5 minutes about:
My dream is to…
I wish I could…

3rd – 6th
Suggested Activities:

1) Read the book or view the Book Read Aloud, Catching the Moon 13:44 min. with Kevin Costner about the true story of a girl with a dream becoming a professional baseball player. Includes a downloadable Activity.

Objectives:
To learn the steps to achieving a Vision/Dream
To identify how Marcenia went through these steps in the story.

Directions:
1) Introduce the ‘Creating A Vision” process that show the steps for achieving a dream.
2) Use the Catching the Moon Goal Setting with C.R.O.S.S.ROADS™ process worksheet to have students match Marcenia’s decisions throughout the story with these steps.

Journal Reflection: (Select One)

Have learners draw or write for 3-5 minutes about:
  • My dream is to…
  • I wish I could…
  • I’d be willing to work really hard if I could…..