Kindness and Making New Friends

Kindness and Making New Friends
Kindness and Making New Friends
Kindness and Making New Friends
Kindness and Making New Friends
Kindness and Making New Friends
Kindness and Making New Friends
Kindness and Making New Friends
Kindness and Making New Friends
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Teaching Kindness
Scrambled Sentences-Friends
Let's Stop Bullying
Story Map and Friendship

Story Map & Friendship
The Berenstain Bears Trouble With Friends, by Stan & Jan Berenstain, is a great way for students to learn about friendship and how to retell a story. Through this lesson plan, students will discuss the events that happen throughout the book and discuss how to talk to a friend instead of fighting. At the end of the book there are many writing options for students. When students write the paragraph of retelling the story, I have them work with a partner. This way they are practicing what they learned in the book. They have to take turns writing and coming up with ideas for their paragraph.

Included in this packet:
• Vocabulary Card for the word bossy
• Questions to ask during reading
• Story Maps
• Venn Diagram
• Ideas for Writing
• Writing Pages- paragraph writing, letter writing, 4 prompts, and 4 reading responses

Students love the characters in the book and it helps them understand how to handle an argument with a friend.

Teaching Kindness
I created this packet when I had a class that struggled with getting along. My students needed practice discussing ways to be kind.

Instead of telling them all the things not to tell each other, I decided to discuss what they should say. I let the characters in the books be the only ones that would ever act so mean and my students would never act that way! :)

• Cover for a class book for 100s day- Each student wrote multiple ways to be kind on slips of paper, adding up to 100.

• Cover for a class book to display all their wonderful writing, just doing one each.

• Pages for students to explain how to show kindness, different lines for each grade level. Kinder has a section to draw a picture of how they show kindness. First graders have a sentence starter. Second graders have a full page to write a paragraph.

• List of Berenstain Bears books, so they are familiar with the characters.

• Graphic organizer- This page is for students to use during reading. While reading students can write under oh no something the character did that was mean, and then write what the character should have done under oh yes! One page is without lines and one with lines.

• Graph- We kept track of how they were showing kindness. We had table competitions and some students used the graph on their own.

Scrambled Sentences- Making Friends and Being Kind
These scrambled sentences are a great way for students to practice word order and sentence structure. There are eight sentences per topic and the topics are making friends and being kind. The writing pages are included with different line sizes.

Students will be asked to place the word cards in the correct order and then write the sentence correctly. I have students write four sentences each day.

I also included the student directions and instructions for setting up these activities.

To provide differentiation there are eight simple sentences provided with 2-3 words in each sentence.

Let’s Stop Bullying
Use the book Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully By: Audrey Penn to teach students how to handle a bully. Chester Raccoon and his friends are scared of a bully, and do not want to go to school.
This book is a great example for students to see how it feels to be bullied and also how to talk to a bully. Students will use a story map to write down characters and setting, problem and solution. I have two different story maps included, one with lines and one without. Also included is a note template that students can write a note to a bully. Students loved writing the note. We talked before that we were going to keep them positive and tell the bully what we would like them to do. Students put so much thought into these that I ended up displaying their notes around the room as a reminder to be kind to each other.
My scripted plan is included with questions for discussion on each page.
I have also included letter writing paper and paper for paragraph writing. We wrote letters to friends telling them why we like playing with them. I also had students write a how to paragraph for being a good friend.
Students love this book and it explains bullies in a way that they can understand.
I hope your students enjoy this book!
The book is not included in this lesson plan.
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