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KINDNESS

Community Meeting

KINDNESS Greeting

Note: Students should be exposed to Brown Bear, Brown Bear prior to this meeting.

Materials

  • 2 copies of heart puzzle on two different colors of paper (cut one puzzle out before the meeting) Click here for puzzle

Greeting Objective

The learners will greet each other using the “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” rhyming pattern.

Directions

  • Students sit in a circle.
  • All students say the first part of the chant.

Use the following format:

Class: “Lesley, Lesley, what do you see?”

Lesley: “I see kind students looking at me.”

Class: “Good morning, Lesley.”

  • Continue around circle until all students have been greeted.

A Kind Heart

(This activity will be ongoing throughout the day.)

Engagement Objective

The learners will discuss what compliments are and track the number of compliments in a school day.

Directions

  • Discuss what compliments are.
  • How did you feel when you were giving these compliments?
  • How did it feel when you got a compliment back?
  • Do we sometimes say things that hurt each other?
  • At this point, bring out the heart puzzle all put together. (Make 2 copies of the puzzle on 2 different colors, 1 to cut and 1 to match the
           pieces to.)
  • Explain that when we are saying nice things to each other, our heart is happy. (Show heart puzzle put together.) But when people say
           unkind things to each other, our heart starts to break. (Show broken heart puzzle pieces all cut apart.)
  • Have students start giving compliments and begin to put the puzzle back together.  (The heart puzzle can be put up on a bulletin
          board, so pieces can be easily put up or removed.)
  • Take the puzzle apart again and explain that as you see kind compliments given during the day, you will put one piece of the puzzle
            back together and hopefully by the end of the day, the heart will be complete.

Inform

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

Family Connection

Send home the directions and the heart puzzle for the “A Kind Heart” activity. Encourage families to have fun reinforcing compliments by doing this activity with all family members in their home.

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ASCA: Grade K, PS:A1.1 Develop positive attitudes toward self as a unique and worthy person

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