CARES Character Education Bundle

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CARES stands for cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control. These are all key social skills children need to learn and practice to help them succeed socially and academically. It is a great bundle for the beginning of the school year!

This bundle includes 5 lessons plans and activities using 5 different Mo Willems books! The lesson include engaging activities using different cooperative learning structures to keep your students actively engaged! This bundle also includes a bulletin board set to use while teaching these 5 lessons.

BULLETIN BOARD includes:
-A colorful bulletin board version
-Printer friendly bulletin board option
-CARES headers with definition
-5 "looks like" examples for each social skill
-"Our Class CARES" banner for the top of your bulletin board

COOPERATION LESSON:
Using the book "Today I Will Fly" by Mo Willems, students will be introduced to the idea of cooperation and working together. After discussing cooperation as a class, students will then be assigned a challenge! Working in groups of 3-4 students will need to design a robot that could help Gerald the elephant fly! Includes:
-lesson plan
-directions for teach prep
-cooperation job tents so students each have a role in the project
-cooperation reflection page

ASSERTION LESSON:
Using the book "There Is a Bird On Your Head" by Mo Willems, students will be introduced to the idea of assertion and why people need to be assertive. After discussing assertion as a class, students will then play a Partner Charade game! Working in groups of 4-5 students will act out different scenarios and decide if the student in the scenario is being assertive or not assertive! Includes:
-lesson plan
-partner charade cards with 10 different examples of assertion
-character masks to use while acting out the scenarios
-a reflection page to use after learning what being assertive looks like

RESPONSIBILITY LESSON:
Using the book "I Will Take a Nap" by Mo Willems, students will be introduced to the idea responsibility. After discussing responsibility as a class, students will then sort responsibility card examples in groups of 3-4 students. Students will sort cards playing "Showdown"! Includes:
-lesson plan
-showdown responsibility answer cards
-24 task cards with responsible and not responsible examples

EMPATHY LESSON:
Looking for a way to teach empathy and character education? Using the book "My Friend is Sad" by Mo Willems, students will be introduced to the idea of empathy. After discussing empathy as a class, students will work with partners. Partners will be made by matching emotion puzzle pieces. Students will then complete empathy posters to examine 12 different emotions and feelings to understand what empathy looks like using "Rally Table"! Includes:
-lesson plan
-12 color emotion pairing cards
-12 B&W emotion pairing cards
-12 B&W empathy posters

SELF CONTROL LESSON:
Using the book "Waiting Is Not Easy" by Mo Willems, students will be introduced to the idea self-control. After discussing self-control as a class, students will work in groups of 3-4 students. Students will complete self-control example posters to examine what self-control looks like, sounds like, and feels like using "Continuous RoundTable"! Includes:
-lesson plan
-8 color examples of self control
-8 B&W examples of self control

If you rather pick and choose your topics and lessons click on the links below to purchase individually:
Teaching Cooperation
Teaching Assertion
Teaching Responsibility
Teaching Empathy
Teaching Self-Control
Our Class CARES Bulletin Board

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CARES Character Education Bundle
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CARES Character Education Bundle
CARES Character Education Bundle