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KINDNESS

Community Meeting

KINDNESS Greeting

Materials

  • Several flowers, stems, and leaves cut out of construction paper.  Flower pattern available here.
  • Bulletin Board dedicated to becoming the class “garden.”

Greeting Objective

The learners will greet students kindly by expressing that they care.

Directions

  • Students sit in a circle.
  • Greet two students at once.
  • You can keep a steady beat while doing this chant by clapping or a pat/clapping pattern (a slow pattern.)

Use the following format:

Class Chants:
“Good Morning Austin (first student’s name),
Good Morning Connor (second student’s name).
Hello from me to you.
We are kind kids and we care,
It’s what we always do.”

  • Continue around circle until all students have been greeted.

Kindness Blooms

(This activity will be ongoing throughout the day, week, or month.)

Engagement Objective

The learners will understand what it means to be kind to the environment, and start to recognize it when they see it happening.

Directions

  • Explain to the students that as they go through the day (week, month) and they notice people being kind to the earth (i.e., picking up 
           trash at recess), they can add a piece to the class garden to watch it grow.
  • Model how they can create a flower or garden of “kindness.” (i.e., Sarah recycled paper — write this on the stem; Matthew turned off
           classroom lights — write this on a leaf; and Levi brought a plant for the butterfly garden — write on the flower).
  • Students may color the flowers or the flower pieces may be cut out of colored construction paper.
  • If you are doing a unit on “plants,” this would work along nicely as you can explain that stems need to be first, then the leaves, then the
           flower on the top.

Inform

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

Family Connection

Send home the directions and flower patterns for creating a “garden of kindness” at home. Encourage families to focus on helping the environment and creating their home garden that can be hung on the refrigerator.

Download Letter

ASCA: Grade K, PS:A2.1 Recognize that everyone has rights and responsibilities.

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