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Showing posts with label Acts of Kindness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Acts of Kindness. Show all posts

Using Reader's Theater to Help Students Learn Kindness

Did you ever wonder how to teach children kindness? We can use a whole lot of words, but they really need to experience it for themselves, don't they?

 
Using Reader's Theater to Help Students Learn Kindness: Here's are some suggestions on using scripts to build kindness.

  •  *Reader's theater helps build reading fluency.
  • *Reader's theater helps children develop social skills.
  • *Reader's theater develops reading comprehension skills.
  • *Reader's theater helps children develop empathy.
  • *Reader's theater helps children understand new and different situations.
  • *Reader's theater helps children experience things they might not experience otherwise.

 Here's a freebie that celebrates kindness through reader's theater! It has a fun little twist to the story: the children read about a conflict, then ask the audience to help them come up with a solution to end the play!

Using Reader's Theater to Help Students Learn Kindness: Here's are some suggestions on using scripts to build kindness.

Starring Kindness Freebie: Reader's Theater with a Twist: has a 4 page script that describes a conflict about a blue crayon between some children. There are 4 characters involved. After 4 pages of dialog, the children are to discuss how to solve the problem and create an ending that uses kindness! 

Trust me, the children love this!
 
Want more? This resource has 5 different scripts:
Starring Kindness: Reader's Theater with a Twist:
 
Using Reader's Theater to Help Students Learn Kindness: Here's are some suggestions on using scripts to build kindness.

We can all use a little kindness in our lives, can't we? 
How do you teach kindness?
 
In case you're looking for more reader's theater, here's a life cycle themed script: What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?
 
Using Reader's Theater to Help Students Learn Kindness: Here's are some suggestions on using scripts to build kindness.

 
Using Reader's Theater to Help Students Learn Kindness: Here's are some suggestions on using scripts to build kindness.

December Freebies

It has come to my attention just how many freebies I have for the month of December. 

December Freebies: Here are several freebies to help you through the month of December!

Here are some of my favorites:

December Freebies: Here are several freebies to help you through the month of December!

Hanukkah is super early this year, in fact, it's happening now! Be sure to download this Hanukkah Game Board Freebie. It can be used with skill that needs practicing:  math facts, sight words, task cards. Just do a card, check, and roll your way around the game board.  
 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Holiday-Fluency-Freebie-378519

Holiday Fluency Freebie is a fun way to practice reading phrases.  With holiday words, of course!
 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Nutcracker-Story-for-Visualization-Summarizing-and-Illustration-170834?utm_source=blog%20post&utm_campaign=Nutcracker

This is my very favorite holiday activity. It focuses on the classic holiday music and the storyline that goes along with it. Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker includes suggestions on which music to play with each part of the storyline. It's a great exercise in visualization, and the kids absolutely love it! Yes, even the boys! How can you miss when the setting is a place called The Kingdom of Sweets! (I've done this every year for at least 15 years!)
 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Acts-of-Kindness-Holiday-Countdown-431714?utm_source=blog%20post&utm_campaign=acts%20of%20kindness%20countdown
 
This is what my students are working on tomorrow: Acts of Kindness Countdown gives the kids a chance to count down the days until Christmas and enjoy the joy of giving at the same time.  Plus, everything they are giving is free!
 

The two resources below are NOT free, but are totally worth it!


I had to throw in my newest resources, although this one is not free. December Holidays True or False BOOM Digital Task Cards This digital resource gives the students a chance to practice reading skills while learning about holidays around the world. Boom Learning digital task cards are easy to use, perfect for remote or distance learning, and fun for the students!

And here's one more new one, that's very popular with the children! Boom Learning December General Knowledge Trivia Questions and Enrichment
 

The December holidays are great fun for the students, and a great excuse for fun learning!


December Freebies: Here are several freebies to help you through the month of December!


Acts of Kindness Holiday Countdown

Ever notice that wonderful feeling that comes from doing something for others?  I suspect you know it well, since that's what teaching is all about!


Acts of Kindness Countdown:Here is a freebie and directions on making a different kind of countdown for the holidays!


I decided, instead of just a "Countdown to Christmas", I wanted to do a more special countdown.
 

Acts of Kindness Countdown:Here is a freebie and directions on making a different kind of countdown for the holidays!


I made this Acts of Kindness Holiday Countdown Set, which is a paper chain countdown with a twist - each link of the chain is an act of kindness to be done by the child, each day between now and Christmas!


Acts of Kindness Countdown:Here is a freebie and directions on making a different kind of countdown for the holidays!
First, the children will choose a "topper".  There's a star, a tree, and a Christmas Bear.  The topper is mounted on a piece of construction paper or tagboard, and a slit is cut near the bottom to hold the first link.  Personally, I think this guy is going to need some glitter, and a big red bow at the top to tie him to a special countdown spot!

Acts of Kindness Countdown:Here is a freebie and directions on making a different kind of countdown for the holidays!
The "How Many Days" poem goes on the back.  I think this needs glitter, too!


Next, the children can put the individual strips into a chain, putting just the right amount so that one can be removed per day until Christmas.




Acts of Kindness Countdown:Here is a freebie and directions on making a different kind of countdown for the holidays!
I have to admit, I'm excited about my new product, and can't wait to put them together with the kids!


Acts of Kindness Countdown:Here is a freebie and directions on making a different kind of countdown for the holidays!

Acts of Kindness Countdown:Here is a freebie and directions on making a different kind of countdown for the holidays!





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