students to show their responses to the following questions by
thumbs up or down.
- How many of you have a best
- How many of you have a friend now that you used to not like?
- How many of you have a good friend of the opposite sex?
- How many of you have had a fight or argument with a friend
- How many of you have a brother or sister who is also your friend?
Ask students to close their eyes
and think of someone who is their friend. Give them 25-30 seconds to
reflect. Ask for volunteers to share about a friend and how they
know that person is their friend.
- How do you make friends?
- How do you find a friend?
- When you first came to school, how did you make a friend?
- Have you ever moved into a new neighborhood where you had no
- How did you find a friend there?
with a student. Have the student pretend to be a new student who has
just moved to your neighborhood from whatever state or town they
choose. You pretend to be a student in the same class who is
striking up a conversation during recess. For example:
"High! You're new here aren't
you? Where are you from? Wow, is that a long way away? Do you have
any pets? I have a dog named Bum. He's a Great Dane. Do you think
you might like to come to my house sometime after school? Oh,
there's the whistle, see you at lunch."
Ask students if:
- Was I a good friend?
- What things did I do to be a good friend? (Students can usually
identify things like being nice, pleasant tone of voice, sharing
about yourself, asking questions and inviting the child over.)
students to discuss the following question:
"What is there about you that
makes you a good friend?"
brainstorming session having students generate the attributes and
behaviors of a good friend.
||On a large
piece of butcher paper, have a volunteer lie down. Trace the outline
of his/her body on the paper. Entitle the figure, "A Good
Friend Is..." Tape the paper and the previous sessions
brainstorming list on the wall.
Go over the brainstorming list.
Write each item from the list on the figure in the following manner:
- Put feeling words and statements
by the heart.
- Put things he can do by the hands and feet.
we help and support our friends. Do the Car Wash activity. (See page
students construct a mobile using the information collected in #5.
students draw an "I Like You" poster. (see page 70.) Ask
students to share their posters with the class. Display the artwork.
This activity could be modified to an "I Love You" poster
for Mother's or Father's Day.
good friends too. Have students complete the "Pet a Pet"
activity sheet. Dsicuss how pets can be friends.
courteous is a part of being friendly. Have students complete the Be
Courteous Day activity sheet. Share and discuss.
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