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Be Kind STICK TOGETHER (K-12th)
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OBJECTIVE: To provide a fun and different way to explore the important social-emotional learning concepts of kindness and sticking together to combat bullying and negative behaviors. Using a combination of tools, the program mixes large group discussion, video elements, hands-on activities, and a writing exercise to keep participants interested and engaged. The lesson culminates with participants pledging to “stick together” as they write their individual names on pieces of Duck Tape® and post them together on a provided banner.
LESSONS #2 - #6
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2) Wouldn’t It Be Nice (K – 5th)
OBJECTIVE: Students will read or listen to the provided “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” poem and be challenged to write their own poem/song/rap/essay that reflects what kindness means to them using the prompt, “Wouldn’t It be Nice if…” Their piece should focus on what their world would be like if their hopes and visions of kindness came true. (1 Mini Lesson; 2 Follow-up Activities).
3) Planting Seeds of Kindness (K – 6th)
OBJECTIVE: Students will understand how to create and grow a culture of kindness. (1 Mini Lesson, 4 Follow-up Activities).
4) Kindness or Meanness Smoothie (6th – 12th)
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate how different emotions and values can combine to create either a positive or negative reaction or outcome in life. (1 Mini Lesson, 4 Follow-up Activities).
5) Kindness in the Storm (6th – 12th)
OBJECTIVES STUDENT WILL:
Look at current events through the lens of kindness and consider how they and others can change their behavior and responses.
Explore how the world looks from different perspectives.
Relate personal real-life acts of kindness.
Brainstorm kind responses to several different scenarios.
Perform 3 kind acts in their family, school, or community.
Encourage others to engage in kind acts by posting acts of kindness that they performed or observed.
Understand that their individual actions affect the larger world. (1 Mini Lesson, 4 Follow-up Activities).
6) Operation Comic Book (K – 12th)
OBJECTIVE: Tap into students’ abilities to express themselves and their ideas of what a “Kindland” community looks like through art. Students work with a mentor from Operation Comic Book to develop a comic book hero and story.