This Caring Kit Freebie is a month long unit taken from my Entire Year: Character Education Kit. I love using these materials because it allows you to directly teach important character traits in an active, motivating format. This resource focuses on the very important trait of caring but there are 10 other units in the Character Education Kit, including Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship, Courage, Fairness, Giving, Gratitude, Perseverance, Self-Discipline, and Trustworthiness.
Here’s what is included in this month long unit:
Character Traits List with Definitions
2 Character Traits Posters (One colorful and one black and white)
2 Character Awards (One colorful and one black and white)
Mentor Texts List (lots of books that teach caring lessons)
Self-Reflection Quiz (Kids can privately assess how they are doing with this character trait)
Activity Pages (Comprehension Questions for Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch, as well as an art project and other activities focusing on caring)
Random Acts of Kindness Journal (with Teacher Notes)
32 Discussion Task Cards (Lots of questions and scenarios you can use for great class discussions)
Detailed Teacher Notes
I love including Character Education in my classroom and find it leads to better classroom behavior, while promoting a safe, accepting classroom atmosphere. Not only will you see the benefits in your classroom though, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are teaching to the heart, as well as to the head. Helping our students grow socially and emotionally can reap lifelong benefits.
***If you like this resource, I would really recommend purchasing the entire bundle as I think you’ll find the year long program beneficial. Plus, the bundle is offered at a greatly reduced (50% off) price.
ENTIRE YEAR BUNDLE
If you would like to see the other 10 Character Education Kits separately though, here they are:
Also, while each character trait kit is a single license purchase, you might want to share this resource with your principal to see if he/she would like to get a school license at a discounted price (simply purchase an additional half priced license for each 1st - 5th grade teacher - Kindergarten is free because the resources are a little above their level for the most part). It is so much more powerful if the whole school is teaching the same character traits and especially if they are teaching them at the same time.
I have used these materials for many years with my classes and feel confident that you’ll enjoy using them too. This is one resource that I’m extra excited to share with you!
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