I found a lesson from WWW.PACER.ORG using Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and decided to use the lesson with one of my 3rd grade classes today. I started out showing the students the YouTube clip of Rudolph being teased for being different from his peers. We then used the discussion questions from the teaching guide and talked about differences and shining bright. I also showed students the YouTube clip of the misfit toys and we talked about their feelings as well. If you don't remember the misfit toys, they are the toys who were banished to a cold island because they were unique and didn't look like the other toys. We then used the star template included in the Activity Guide and completed the sentence, My star shines bright because________________________.