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Grade 3 Books Overview

A Walk In The Rain With A Brain - Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

Maddi's Fridge - Lois Brandt

Where Oliver Fits - Cale Atkinson

Because Amelia Smiled - David Ezra Stein

Grade 3 Discontinued Books

Effie - Beverly Allinson (Discontinued)

Don't Laugh At Me - Steve Seskin (Discontinued)

Because Brian Hugged His Mother - David L. Rice (Discontinued)

Where Oliver Fits – Activity #5: "Circle of Friends"

  • Grade 3
  • Where Oliver Fits – Activity #5: "Circle of Friends"

Activity #5: “Circle of Friends”

This activity creates a great classroom visual of small people holding hands around a large, colourful globe.


  • Globe template (provided)
  • Body template (provided)
  • Large sheet of white paper
  • Manila tag board
  • Various colours of construction paper
  • Felts and pencil crayons
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Wool, fabrics, sequins, etc (decorating items)

Teacher Preparation:

  • Print globe template onto an overhead transparency if no document/ipad available for projecting image.
  • Project, enlarge and then trace globe image onto a large sheet of white paper adhered to bulletin board.
  • Print enough Body templates for each child (enlarge to a size that would be suitable to be displayed around the traced globe).


Step by Step:

Step One: Have students paint the traced globe.

Step Two: Mount the painted globe onto the center of a bulletin board.

Step Three: Each student cuts out their body templates from the tag board.

Step Four: Students colour and dress their “person” using construction paper, scrap material, wool, etc. to create a unique looking person.

Step Five: Pin the individually created people in a circle around the outside of the globe.

Step Six: Create an attractive header for the globe. (E.g. – Positive Acts Reach Right Around the Globe; We Are All Unique; We Are All The Same Yet We Are All Different.)


End Product: 

A large painted globe representing the world placed in the center of a bulletin board with unique people circling the entire globe – celebrating their uniqueness!


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