Activity #1 Book Study – Each Kindness by Jaqueline Woodson
Lesson: Students will separate into small groups and read, “Each Kindness.” Students will then share out to the group the different instances in the story that are considered unkind behaviors and what could have been done instead. Students will then work in small groups to create their own school related scenarios of unkind behaviors. Students groups will then exchange scenarios. Student groups will be asked to identify the unkind behaviors in the scenarios and write a response applying kind behaviors in place of the unkind behaviors. Students will then participate in a gallery walk to read how the different groups responded to the scenarios.
Activity: Students will decorate small pebbles with a kind action. We will create a campus rock garden full of pebbles with kind acts on them for students to refer to throughout the year. as constant reminders throughout the year
Learning Intention: The purpose of this lesson/activity is to make students more aware of their behaviors and the impact they have on the people around them. Students will be able to identify unkind behaviors and replace them with appropriate and kind behaviors.
Success Criteria: We will know that the lesson/activity is successful when the students are able to work together and create alternative kind responses to the unkind scenarios. Also, students will create a rock garden.
Evidence: Pictures of students engaging in gallery walk, student responses on chart paper, and pictures of rock garden.