Peeps, my hand is WAY up! Does that sound mean? In the book Gilbert learns to be thankful for Phillip even though Phillip is not exactly one of his favorite people geese. That inspired this writing project.
Kindness Activity for Kids Compli-Mats to Read Words Teaching our primary students about compliments is highly important in our classroom. Of course it's always easier to point out what we don't like But, we have found we have to purposefully teach our first graders how to see the good in one another by pointing out what they do like.
So, we came up with an idea to teach our kids how to pay compliments to their classmates. Compliments written on a 12x18 piece of construction paper, about the size of a place mat.
The kids eat it up. You could do the same, but honestly you could draw a heart, have them draw a heart, cut a heart, have them cut a heart, or just give them a piece of paper and call it a day. Really, that's not the important part. What's next is the real deal. This quote not only goes for teachers, it goes for friends too.
It matters how we treat each other and it's important that children learn young how their words can make a positive or negative impact on those around them. We do a lot of things in our classroom, but MEAN is not one of them. Here's what we do about once a month, if not more Just depends if and when they need it.
We have been known to Drop Everything and Read Compliment from time to time. First, we brainstorm quickly up on our Promethean Board. We determine what a compliment even is. We made up a silly chant. What is a compliment? It's not a question. It's not all about myself.
It's saying something from my heart, that's nice to someone else!
We didn't give them a ton of ideas because we truly wanted them to come up with their own. But, some of our kids need the print model and we need to provide the support. Upper grade kids may be good to go.First and Kinder Blue SKies.
This unit has fun and engaging activities that are appropriate for 2nd grade and most 3rd grade students!
The books you will need for this unit are: The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin Stone Soup by Marcia B Thanksgiving Turkey - Writing Activity "I am thankful for " Instructions: Give each of your students. (affiliate link) In my guided reading groups, I used my new guided reading resource to dive deeper into Jackie Robinson’s life.
I know that teachers are VERY busy and I needed something that was going to be QUICK and EASY to plan and prep. Giving Thanks Writing Activity; Daily Journal Topics: Thanksgiving as well as information on the first Thanksgiving dinner. Cranberry Facts; Colonial New England Food & Cooking; Make a Dried Bouquet; Go back to school with these 5 brand-new books from TeacherVision partner Candlewick Press!
kindness activity for kids, character counts, The kids eat it up.:) We quickly printed a clip art heart onto a piece of paper and enlarged it on our copy machine so it fit onto 12x18 inch construction paper.
Thankful Things--creative writing activity for Thanksgiving See more.
Turkey Balloon Rockets. Buzzing About Second Grade: Thanksgiving; "Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving" as a class.
After discussing the story the students took home a project to work on. Babbling Abby: Thanksgiving Activities for First Grade See more. Kindergarten Activity: Thanksgiving Writing Prompts: Modified to work with kindergarten, first or second grade, these Thanksgiving writing prompts will have your students thinking and writing about crunchy leaves, football and more.