• January

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  • Kindergarten

    Lesson #1:  

    • "Getting Along", a program for developing skills in cooperation, caring for others and positive conflict resolution.
    • Story and song: "When You Make Fun of Me"                          
    • Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore, a delightful story of a little girl who's different . . . just like everybody else!

     

    Lesson #2:  

    • "Stop Teasing Me!" - a video program to help children develop greater respect for others and to learn how to respond to teasing.
    • Roger Robot "Stop Teasing Me!" bookmark

  • 1st Grade     

    Lesson #1: 

    • "I'm Telling!  A Tattler's Tale", a program designed to help children understand the differences between "tattling and "reporting"
    • Tattling Madeline by Carol Cummings, a story of how Madeline learns how to be a reporter instead of a tattletale!                  
    • "What's the Message?" activity take-home sheet

      Lesson #2: 

    • Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio.  One Monday morning in September, Mrs. Barrington rolled out a big poster with all of the presidents' pictures on it.  Grace could not believe her eyes!  Where are all the GIRLS???
    • Activity:  When I Grow Up I Want To Be . . .
  • 2nd Grade

    Lesson #1:  

    • A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.  No one likes "Josh the Tattler" because he tattles way too much!  One night Josh wakes up to find his tongue is very long, yellow, covered in bright purple spots, and very itchy!  Will a bad case of "tattle tongue" teach him a lesson???
    • Tattling vs. Reporting Game
    • "Talk . . . Don't Tattle" activity sheet  

    Lesson #2: 

    • Ron's Big Mission by Rose Blue.  The boy who was Ron McNair grew into a man who flew planes just like he dreamed he would!  He became an astronaut and a hero as he lost his life when the space shuttle Challenger exploded on January 28th, 1986.
    • Activity sheet:  " You Can Be Anything You Want to Be!"

  • 3rd Grade     

    Lesson #1: 

    • "Put Yourself In Someone Else's Shoes:  Building Character", a program to help children learn the meaning of "empathy" and the importance of trying to imagine how someone else feels in a difficult situation
    • Continue Inch and Miles, the Journey to Success
    • Color blocks of Success Pyramid

      Lesson #2: 

    • Melissa Parkington's Beautiful Beautiful Hair by Pat Brisson, a heartfelt story of a young girl who longs to do something positive in the world!
    • Continue with the instructive life lessons of Inch and Miles, the Journey to Success                          
    • Color blocks of Success Pyramid
  • 4th Grade

    Lesson #1: 

    • Sorry! by Trudy Ludwig, a one-of-a-kind story on the power of apology.  This book illustrates life lessons on empathy and compassion to children and adults alike!  
    • Five A's To An Apology

     

    Lesson #2: 

    • "What If You Lose When You Play To Win?" video program.  Nobody likes a sore loser or a bad sport.  This program helps students understand the meaning of good sportsmanship and various ways of displaying it.
    • Rate yourself:  "How Well Do You Lose?"
    • How to compliment a friend on winning - Things I can say to myself when I lose
  • 5th Grade       

    Lesson #1: 

    • Teammates by Peter Golenbock, a true story about Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese
    • Discussion and examples of: Tolerance, Prejudice, Discrimination, Stereotyping
    • Venn diagram of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese  

    Lesson #2:

     

    • Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine, a true story from the Underground Railroad
    • Discussion:  How can stereotyping lead to prejudice and discrimination? "Shattering Stereotypes" Student Sheet