• November

  • Kindergarten

    Lesson #1:  

    • "The Turkey With the Terrible Temper".  Tom Turkey learns how to control his anger and be the boss of himself! 
    • Tom Turkey take home sheet.

    Lesson #2:  

    • Franklin's Thanksgiving by Paulette Bourgeois.  Franklin's family begins a new Thanksgiving tradition!
    •   What are you thankful for this holiday season?

     

  • 1st Grade

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lesson #1: 

    • "Don't Call Me Names!" - A video program to help students learn positive strategies for dealing with bullying  
    • Send home page with strategy illustration  
    • Oliver Button Is a Sissy by Tomie de Paola  

     

    Lesson #2: 

    • We Gather Together. . .Now Get Lost! by Diane deGroat
    • Gilbert learns a cheerful reminder that there is always something to be thankful for - sometimes even in the most unexpected places!
    • "Find the Message" activity sheet

     

     

  • 2nd Grade

    Lesson #1:  

    • "Learning to Care" - a video workshop about empathy.  By identifying with the characters and familiar situations, children will begin to understand the value of being able to put themselves in someone else's shoes.  
    • Arnie and the New Kid by Nancy Carlson  


    Lesson #2: 

    • Help Me, Mr. Mutt by Janet Stevens  
    • This is a delightful story about how Mr. Mutt and his counseling business help dogs deal with their "people" problems!  Students write letters to Mr. Mutt about "kid" problems and then exchange letters to write helpful responses!  

     


  • 3rd Grade

     

     

     

    Lesson #1: 

    • Friendly/Unfriendly behaviors  
    • "Friendship Facts" game  
    • What is the secret to friendship?  

     

    Lesson #2: 

    • 20 Ways to Make Others Feel Special
    • Friendship Action Plan
    • "Be a Chum, Not a Chump" game

     

     

  • 4th Grade

     

     

     

    Lesson #1: 

    • "Responsibility" video clip from Connect with Kids.  Discuss types of responsibilities: moral, legal, family, community and personal  
    • "Test Day" activity:  Who is most/least at fault for Helen getting into trouble??

     

    Lesson #2: 

    • Student Responsibility Game  
    • Read "Character In Action" from What Do You Stand For?  
    • "What's Their Responsibility?" - list responsibilities of different roles or careers in society  

     


  • 5th Grade

     

     

    Lesson #1:   

    • Discuss the meaning:  "Your Character Counts!"  
    • Begin reading The Richest Man in Town by V.J. Smith, a true story about a simple man named Marty who ran a cash register at Walmart and changed thousands of lives through his daily acts of kindness!  This book will grab your hearts!    


    Lesson #2:

    • Topic:  Cooperation
    • Students work in small groups to solve a murder mystery!
    • Continue reading The Richest Man In Town