Every 2nd grade teachers says it daily: “How do you think that made ______ feel?” Usually, this is followed by a long face and a shrug … occasionally even a smirk (grrr) … or if I’m having a lucky day, I might get the answer “bad”. I often wonder if they know WHY that person is feeling “bad” or if they just know it’s the right thing to say.
This unit has lessons and correlating activity sheets to help students build a sense of empathy. They will learn how their good deeds/kindness can cause a ripple to affect many more people! They will also work as a club to create a list of random acts of kindness that they can give.
I encourage you to try this with your class! I know it’s just one more thing in our already packed schedules, but it could be this one thing that changes WHO they are and not just WHAT they know …
In my classroom, we try to do one mission a month. I've tried to make the missions simple and fairly quick activities. I often have my kids work on their missions for the week during our morning work time one week. It's a great way to start the day!
** Optional "Missions" -
Mission: Snuggle Up & Read
Mission: Warm a Firefighter's Heart
Mission: Nursing Home Valentines
Mission: Monster Bookmark Surprises