Promoting kindness in the spirit of Red Nose Day (FREEBIE)
What is Red Nose Day?
Red Nose Day is an international movement through Comic Relief to provide support to those in need. In America, the effort is focused on ending childhood poverty, one silly red nose at a time. You can participate by getting your red nose at Walgreens (cost is $1 and half of that goes to the cause), engaging in the conversation, tuning into NBC on May 24, 2018, or setting up your own fundraiser. Get the entire scoop at https://rednoseday.org.
Teaching the meaning of KINDNESS
Red Nose Day is about seeing a need and making a difference. I send my three kids off to class each day with “be a good listener, use best effort, & be kind”. There are an overwhelming number of books that can be used to guide you in a lesson on kindness. I chose to spotlight "Be Kind" by Pat Zietlow Miller and "What Does It Mean To Be Kind" by Rana DiOrio because they break down the concept of kindness into tangible actions. This is important to me for my particular students. These books explore what it means to BE KIND in a sincere and meaningful way.
Contents of this packet:
DEFINING "KINDNESS" TEMPLATE
Students will engage with the vocabulary in a variety of ways to complete the template: Format includes: word & picture; share example; connect to self; synonyms/antonyms; find it in context; put it all together to define. This information is also prefilled onto a page of cards to use in pre-teaching or for visual examples
A pre-filled grid of examples using the structure of "Be Kind" and "What Does it Mean To Be Kind?". There is also a grid without the clipart to allow students to draw their own examples (either from the story or personal experiences). There are 8 examples from "What Does it Mean To Be Kind?" and 15 from "Be Kind". This can be used as a story guide to follow along while reading or can be cut apart and attached to the story pages.
HOW I WILL SHOW KINDNESS
Students will use this template to draw or write personal connections. They will share examples of how they will show kindness to others, to animals, to the Earth, and to themselves. Decorate the faces on the papers with red noses (you could use stickers, markers, dabbers, or my personal favorite red pom-poms)
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