I AM ME, I’M SIMPLY ME!

© Lisa Brockwell, 2017

(acceptance, freedom, respect, self worth)

I can fly above the mountains, I can sail the deep blue sea

I am one with all creation; I am all I need to be

I have so much love to give and there is so much love for me

I am me, I’m simply me!

 

CHORUS:

Breathing in and breathing out, is what my life’s about

Every day brings something new with exciting things to do

My imaginations great with my thoughts I do create

And I feel free, just being me!

 

There is so much deep within me, there is so much I can’t see

I have gifts that aren’t yet opened, and surprises just for me

I am unique and I am special just by simply being me

I am me, I’m simply me!

  

I am learning every moment, finding what is true for me

To love with all my heart, my friends and family

I am exploring who I am and life’s fantastic! Can’t you see?

I am me, I’m simply me!

OUTCOMES  (from NSW SYLLABUS) This song may be used to support and promote the appropriate Outcomes, Skills, Values & Attitudes…

Knowledge and Understanding

GDES1.9  Identifies how people grow and change

GDS1.9    Describes the characteristics that make them both similar to others and unique

GDS2.9    Describes life changes and associated feelings

Skills

COES1.1 Expresses feelings, needs and wants in appropriate ways

COS1.1   Communicates appropriately in a variety of ways

COS2.1   Uses a variety of ways to communicate with and within groups

COS3.3   Communicates confidently in a variety of situations

Values and Attitudes

V1 Refers to a sense of their own worth and dignity

V3 enjoys a sense of belonging

V6 commits to realising their full potential

 

‘I AM ME, I’M SIMPLY ME!’ INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS OVERVIEW                                    (from NSW SYLLABUS)

Early Stage 1

Relationships

  • special people/things (leads to further discussion)
  • liking and loving
  • expression of feelings  (leads to further discussion)

Communication

  • expressing needs, wants and feelings
  • verbal and nonverbal

 

Stage 1

Relationships

  • special people/things  (leads to further discussion)
  • liking and loving
  • expression of feelings

 Communication

  • expressing needs, wants and feelings
  • verbal and nonverbal
  • assertiveness
  • positive self talk
  • showing concern for others

 

Stage 2

Relationships

  • recognising individual needs
  • caring
  • positive relationships 

Communication

  • appropriate expression of feelings
  • communicating feelings and needs
  • assertiveness

 

Stage 3

Relationships

  • personal rights
  • rights and responsibilities  (leads to further discussion)
  • sources of power
  • relating to people

Communication

  • appropriate expression of feelings
  • assertiveness
  • ‘I’ messages
  • supporting others
  • recognising and articulating feelings
  • presenting a viewpoint

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW FROM NEW SOUTH WALES SYLLABUS

EARLY STAGE 1

Personal Identity

  • similarities and differences
  • feelings

Values

  • likes/dislikes
  • accepting uniqueness
  • accepting difference  (leads to further discussion)
  • caring relationships

STAGE 1

Personal Identity

  • attributes of self and others
  • experiences
  • abilities
  • feelings
  • wants
  • needs
  • range of emotions  (leads to further discussion)

Values

  • individual/group
  • personal rights and responsibilities
  • caring relationships

STAGE 2

Personal Identity

  • recognising attributes of self  (leads to further discussion)
  • positive self talk
  • feelings about self

Values

  • uniqueness of self

          – identity

          – development  (leads to further discussion)

STAGE 3

Personal Identity

  • influence on self esteem and behaviour

         – family, friends, community

         – personal abilities

        – increased responsibility  (leads to further discussion)

        – changing needs and requirements

 

Values  (leads to further discussion)

  • importance of values
  • influences on personal values
  • developing a code of behaviour
  • uniqueness of self

          – identity

          – development

          – goals