A Hero Story is a song I wrote that lets kids know that even the smallest things can make you a hero in someones eyes. It doesn't have to be something big. Every day we are writing our story and why not try and make it a hero story.
There is a Journal Writing Paper on this site that I developed to go with this song. It provides places to write the good and not so good choices made throughout the day and week. At the end of the week students can reflect on what good qualities they exhibited and also what not so good qualities they could improve on and how they could improve those qualities. Finally there is a place for students to summarize that week or chapter in their life story. My hopes is that after doing this for a length of time students can see for themselves how they treat people, help people and interact with others. Are they making their life a Hero Story or a not so good story?
A Hero Story - Randy Sauer (2014)
I can be a hero in my own way
I can be a hero every day.
I won't be someone that turns away
I'll be writing my hero story today.
Maybe I'll help a stranger in need
Maybe I'll help my friends succeed
Maybe I'll do lots of good deeds
I'll be writing my story yes indeed.
Maybe I'll help someone being picked on
Maybe I'll rescue a pretty white swan
Maybe I'll hold the door for my grandma
I'll be writing my story as you look on
It doesn't have to be something big
For you to be a hero as a kid
Do the right thing, don't be misled
And your story will start to spread.