The students listened to a favourite story by Todd Parr ‘It’s OK to be Different’. Todd Parr continues to inspire and empower children around the world with his bold images and positive messages.

After the read aloud, the students were invited to create their own page for a class picture book that would communicate thoughts, ideas, and messages of appreciation for our individuality and diversity. They could use different mediums or materials to design their page, which also encouraged their creativity.

It’s OK to be Different

Conceptual Understandings:

Students understand that:


  • accepting others into a group builds open-mindedness. (Interaction)
  • every person is an individual. (Identity)


  • people communicate feelings and ideas through the arts. (Creating/Responding)
  • we solve problems during the creative process by thinking critically and imaginatively.  
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