Children wanting to be someone else

I Gotta Be Me  - Sammy Davis Jr.

Dreambeast says:

Sit in groups of three. Each person has to say one quality they like about the other two and one thing they like about themself.


Afterwards, each person draws a triangle. On each vertex, write or draw a quality you like about yourself and in the middle, one quality others have that you'd like to get better at.



His name’s Amir, he’d love to play guitar

like Isabelle, who never follows crowds

One day, he knows she’ll be a superstar

and he’ll be here still, head stuck in the clouds

And Isabelle, she can’t help being shy

but wishes she was popular like Jake

who makes the whole class laugh until they cry

The kind of music she will never make

But joker Jake, he hates to be class clown

He’s not as cheerful as he might appear

In seconds he’d give up his comic crown

to be the best at football like Amir


I wish that who I am is who I'll be

my dreams, my brain, my heart, my courage ...


©2009 Mark Bird

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