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Community Meeting

Welcome Zonta!


  • Zonta
  • Responsibility Cheer – Click to listen to the cheer!

Greeting Objective

The learners will be introduced to their responsibility mascot, Zonta.


  • Students sit in a circle.
  • The teacher introduces one of the class’s mascots, Zonta, the bee.
  • Briefly explain that Zonta got her name from the Native American language, as they saw the bee as a very responsible insect that took care of the environment by pollinating flowering plants. Zonta means “trustworthy.” Someone you trust is very responsible.

Hint: While explaining Zonta’s background, pass Zonta around the circle.

  • To welcome Zonta, the class will listen to the “Responsibility Cheer” sung by Zonta.
  • Next, the students will chant the cheer together.
  • Conclude by everyone welcoming Zonta.

Class: “Welcome to our class, Zonta!”


Engagement Objective

The learners will learn information about Zonta’s background.


  • The teacher will be a puppeteer and have Zonta introduce a story about her history.
  • Students listen to the story about Zonta.
  • Discuss the three ways that Zonta mentions about being responsible to people, animals, and the environment.
  • Conclude by discussing responsible ways to treat Zonta in the classroom. (This is a good time to mention where she will be located in the classroom and responsible handling rules).

Note: On the back of the booklet about Zonta is a quote about responsibility. Discuss at another community meeting. You can even post it in your classroom!

  • Conclude by challenging students to watch for responsible acts all day, week, and month and add to the chart.


End your community meeting by informing your students about the schedule of the day.

ASCA: Grade 1, PS:A1.2   Identify values, attitudes and beliefs.

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