After several years in the classroom, I realized that my students needed instruction on HOW to be kind, respectful, and all the things I was asking them to be. I developed these units to support teachers in teaching and rewarding great character in the classroom! Building a classroom community is one of the most important things teachers can do and it greatly impacts our students academically! This unit on RESPONSIBILITY
is part of a year-long curriculum for teaching students how to have great character! However, this unit could also be used as a stand-alone resource for teaching all about responsibility in the classroom. :)
Lesson 1-What is Responsibility?
Your class will discuss responsibility and create an anchor chart with examples of being responsible. Then students will brainstorm ways to be responsible at home and at school and create a flipbook with examples.
Lesson 2-Is It Responsible?
Your class will work together to sort situations by being responsible and not responsible. Sorting them as a class allows your students the opportunity to discuss responsibility! :) Then your students will make a list of their own examples.
Lesson 3-Whose Responsibility Is It?
In this lesson, your class will discuss whose responsibility things are. It's a great time to discuss common classroom concerns like "my mom didn't put my homework in my backpack" and even touches on worrying about ourselves and not tattling. :) Then students will create a flipbook about Things I'm Responsible For, Things My Teacher Is Responsible For, and Things My Parents Are Responsible For.
Lesson 4-What Am I Responsible For?
In this lesson, your class will discuss all the things THEY are responsible for, including their words, actions, learning and more. Then students will make an adorable craft and show ways they will be responsible for themselves. This lesson reminds students that no one can MAKE them do anything and they are responsible for their choices! :)
This Resource Also Includes
-An Poem about Responsibility
-A Parent Letter to send home that explains how parents can support the unit
-My Responsibility/Someone Else's cut/paste sort
-Responsibility Vocabulary Page (definition, example, non-examples, use it in a sentence)
-My To Do List writing page
-Silly Story writing page
-Cause/Effect page where students write the effects of being responsible and not-responsible
This unit is part of a BUNDLE that includes TEN units on character education. You can read more about each unit below!
Volume Two Units
You can read more about this unit on my blog.