"The Kind Machine" is a great song to play to promote a positive classroom community, empathy, and character education! I start out telling children that "I was thinking, thinking, thinking, as my heart was sinking, sinking, as I thought about how people sometimes act." By the end of the song, I decide to transform my body into a "Kind Machine" ... "Guess who can be a kind machine too? It's you, and you, and you, and you! Be compassionate. Show you care. If a friend really needs you, really be there. Cheer people up when they feel down. Spread your kindness all around..."
Your purchase comes with:
1. The video, available from TpT
2. Another private link to a Vimeo version of the video--available exclusively to TpT purchasers of this product. Students can use this version in a center without linking to your TpT account. You can also download it or embed it from the Vimeo page (for one classroom or one home use only).
3. An mp3 version of the song. I use this with lyric sheets and encourage students to point as they sing. I also use it with motions.
4. A packet containing a classroom poster, a lyric sheet, detailed (goofy & fun) motions,
a student project in which kids create their own kind machines, and a sample of a classroom bulletin board.
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