"Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch" 21 Slide Caring Friendship Self-Esteem READY TO USE (NO PREP) LESSON w links to 4 videos & 3 activities
"Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch" is an amazing book that describes how being kind causes others to treat you with kindness. Amazon describes it as follows: ": “One wintry day, a postman delivers a mysterious package with a big pink bow to a lonely man named Mr. Hatch. ‘Somebody loves you,’ the note says.
‘Somebody loves me!’ Mr. Hatch sings as he dusts his living room. ‘Somebody loves me!’ Mr. Hatch whistles as he does his errands in town. "But who," Mr. Hatch wonders, "could that somebody be?" After some time, Mr. Hatch discovers just who his secret admirer is and, in doing so, enjoys the biggest surprise of his life!”
This READY TO USE (NO PREP) 21-slide PowerPoint guidance lesson incorporates 3 different videos relating to caring and self-esteem versus being mean, how caring and kind behaviors impact others and ourselves, and introduces the connection between how you are treated may be a reflection of how you treat others.
There are links to three different videos- The first is a 12 minute video of the book, Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, being read aloud. The second and third are links to videos of Kid President (3-4 minutes) discussing being awesome and treating others with caring and kindness. The fourth is a 4+ minute video underscoring the importance of positive self-talk to ourselves when others are not so kind.
Comprehension questions are included to help you to lead the students to a clear understanding of the message of the book and videos.
I have included animation and transitions between slides so that it helps to hold the students' interest. I believe in making presentations colorful and captivating whenever possible. After all, we are competing with all sorts of electronic stimuli, and our message needs to be kept as interesting as possible!!
I have included 3 different activities to utilize for reinforcing this message of caring and kindness toward ourselves and others. I would allow no less than 30-45 minutes for this lesson.
This should only be used as your classroom resource for teaching this lesson. It should not be published or reproduced without written permission. Copyright 2015- Counselor Bev